HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES
Human Resource Services is committed to providing quality services in a professional, caring, and consistent manner. We aim to recruit, retain, and motivate highly qualified employees. In providing these services, we are dedicated to clear communication, progressive thinking, and resourceful solutions.
TEACHING APPLICATION INFORMATION
In an effort to go paperless, Ogden City School District Human Resource Services is now accepting licensed applications from www.teachers-teachers.com only. You can access this website by clicking on the Licensed Application link in the job posting or by typing in the web address as shown. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kim Johnstun at 801-737-7319.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTES TO LICENSURE (ARL)
Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) is a teacher preparation program for individuals who currently hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Qualified candidates who wish to teach in an accredited secondary school (middle school, jr. high school, high school), must have a degree MAJOR in a subject taught in Utah secondary schools.
TEACHER LOAN FORGIVENESS
If you are a full-time teacher in an elementary or secondary school that is serving students from low-income families you could qualify to have a portion of your Perkins or Stafford Loan forgiven under The National Defense Education Act. This would forgive 15% of your loan for the first and second years of teaching, 20% for the third and fourth, and 30% for the fifth.
Perkins loans can be cancelled for full-time service as a teacher in a designated elementary or secondary school serving students from low-income families, special education teachers, teachers of math, science, foreign languages, bilingual education, or other fields designated as teacher shortage areas. For more information please access the U.S. Department of Education's pages on Cancellation/Deferment Options for Teachers and Cancellation for Childcare Providers at www.ed.gov.
Another link for the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program - FFEL and Direct Loan Programs is www.studentaid.ed.gov. You could potentially qualify for up to $5,000 of loan forgiveness if you have not had an outstanding balance on an FFEL or Direct Loan as of October 1, 1998. Certain math, science, and special education teachers could qualify for an increased amount up to $17,500.
Why are Background Checks Required?
Ogden City School District is charged with the responsibility to protect the health and safety of all students and to protect the property of the Board of Education. To help meet this responsibility, the Ogden District requires a criminal background check. This background check is incorporated as part of the district hiring process.
Who Needs a Background Check?
All new district employees and volunteers are required to complete an FBI backgound check as a condition of employment/working with students.
Steps to Completing the Background Check
Ogden City School District Human Resource Services is now a livescan fingerprinting site. Fingerprinting hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Current Licensed Employees of Ogden City School District: Begin the fingerprinting process by accessing https://secure.utah.gov/elr/welcome.html, paying the $74.00 fee required by the State, downloading the LiveScan form, and bringing it into Human Resources. (NOTE: When asked on the government website if you want to fingerprint on a card or do livescan, please choose livescan). There are no additional charges if you fingerprint in Human Resources. If you choose to go to another LiveScan site there is a potential processing fee of $20.00. New legislation requires licensed people to complete a new background check every time their license is up for renewal or is upgraded. The fingerprint process must be completed and cleared prior to renewing or upgrading your license.
- Current Classified/Volunteer Employees of Ogden City School District: State law now requires current classified employees working in the public school system to be fingerprinted every six years as a condition of their continued employment . You will be notified via district or US mail when you need to complete this process. Once notified, you will need to complete a "Request for Electronic Applicant Background Check" form in Human Resource Services and pay the feeas indicated below:
Employees who work:
30 to 40 hours/wk $60.00
20 to 29 hours/wk $35.00
15 to 19 hours/wk $20.00
14.9 hours/wk or below $10.00
Volunteers & Substitutes $10.00
- Potential Licensed Employees of Ogden City School District: Begin the fingerprinting process by accessing https://secure.utah.gov/elr/welcome.html, paying the $74.00 fee required by the State, downloading the LiveScan form, and bringing it into Human Resources. (NOTE: When asked on the government website if you want to fingerprint on a card or do livescan, please choose livescan). An additional processing fee of $20.00 will be paid to Ogden City School District.
- Potential Classified/Volunteer Employees of Ogden City School District: Complete a Request for Electronic Applicant Background Check form at Human Resource Services. Because all applicants are required to have a complete comprehensive FBI background check, there will be a combined fee of $60.00 (FBI - $50.00 and processing - $10.00) assessed at the time of fingerprinting. Human Resources should be able to view the results of your background check within 48 hours. You are not to begin work until your background check and paperwork have been completed.
Licensed Employees not employed by Ogden City School District: Bring in a form downloaded from https://secure.utah.gov/elr/welcome.html. A processing fee of $20.00 must be paid at the time of fingerprinting.
Classified/Volunteer Employees not employed by Ogden City School District: Bring in a completed "Request for Applicant Background Check" form with the type of background check your employer requires, circled and signed by the authorizing agent. A processing fee of $20.00 must be paid at the time of fingerprinting. Your employer should be able to view the results of your background check within 48 hours.
Computer Aided Credentials of Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS)
For information about your personal teaching credentials, please visit CACTUS. Your log-in name and password are required. If you've forgotten your log-in name or password, directions are available on the site to have them e-mailed to you. CACTUS can show you which licenses and endorsements you hold, as well as a list of Professional/Staff Development courses that you have completed.
It is necessary for all Instructional Staff Assistants to also have a record on CACTUS as a "Highly Qualified" paraprofessional. You will be requird to fill our a Paraprofessional Form upon hire or becoming an instructional staff assistant to establish your record with the State Office of Education.
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