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 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
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.
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
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