General Information

Online applications are available for certified staff (teachers, nurses, counselors, diagnosticians, speech therapists, etc.), classified staff (paraprofessional, clerical, classroom assistants), and substitute teachers. Food service applicants should apply in person at 7200 West Interstate 40 on the second floor. Maintenance applicants may obtain an application at 905 East St.

All information requested on the online application should be completed accurately and completely. Required fields are indicated and you will not be able to proceed to the next area until they are filled. You will need to send us an official transcript from every college you attended. If you have Texas certification, we will be able to access your credentials from SBEC (State Board of Educator Certification) online. If you have an out of state certification, you will need to follow the SBEC credentials review and certification process outlined on the SBEC website, in order to be considered for a Texas certification.  If you are not yet certified in Texas, but have TExES scores, we will ask for those during the interview. Be sure to list all requested information for your references: full names, titles, correct addresses with zip codes and phone numbers. Confidential inquiry from references will be solicited by the Personnel Office.

Personal Interviews

A personal interview with a personnel director is required for certified applicants only. It is the responsibility of the applicant to schedule an interview approximately three to five days after entering an online application. You may schedule an interview with a personnel director by calling 806-326-1492.

Renewal of Application

All online applications will remain active until November 1 of each year. Before then you may return to your online application and update the information there as you renew your application. It is important to remember your password and user ID for this purpose.

Appointment to Positions

Basis of Appointment:

The appointment of any person to any position shall depend solely upon qualifications as opposed to date of filing application, race, color, age, religion, sex or national origin.

Time of Appointments:

Appointments for positions are made at any time of the year as the need arises but occur more frequently during the spring and summer.

Degrees and Certificates:

According to the laws of the State of Texas, every person paid for instructional work in the public schools must have registered a valid Texas Teacher's Certificate with the personnel office of that district. An applicant must have at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Exceptions to the degree rule may be made for teachers of vocational and trade classes who submit trade and industrial training records in compliance with Texas Education Agency requirements. Graduates of a Texas college or university should apply through the certification office of the college to secure a Texas Teacher Certificate. Those who have an out-of-state certification will need to follow the SBEC credentials review and certification process outlined on the SBEC website, in order to be considered for a Texas certification.

Offer of Employment:

An offer of employment is given to the applicant subject to the Superintendent's recommendation and approval by the Board of Education as required by state law. Professional employees are employed by contract for a term of one year. The first three years of continuous employment in the District are considered to be a probationary period.

Career Ladder:

SB7 abolished the Teacher Career Ladder as of August 31, 1993. Teachers who transfer to a new district after September 1, 1993 automatically surrender entitlement to any Career Ladder-related compensation benefits.

Retirement Plan:

All employees must participate in the Texas State Teacher Retirement System. Although employees do not participate in the Social Security System, new employees are required to participate in the FICA Medicare Program.

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