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Harrison County Schools

...Where all are Leaders  and all are Learners.

Alert:
Simpson Elementary School will be closing at 12:15 pm on Friday, May 26, 2017 due to a power outage.

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The HR Department is also responsible for hiring, contracts, certification, mentorship, transfers, promotions, continuing education credit, employee discipline, policies, procedures, substitute personnel, employee absences, job shadowing and personnel grievances. Likewise, the HR Department also ensures the county’s work place is free from discrimination, sexual harassment or any other harassment based on orientation, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability or veteran status.



Job Postings

(Current employees are required to create and log into their account to see full postings).


Harrison County Schools Information or Family Medical Leave Act


Documentation for Employee's Serious Medical Need


Documentation for Family Member's Serious Medial Need


Legally Required Employment Posters



Employee Publications and Correspondence


Employee Handbook 

Substitute Handbook

Classroom Teacher Hiring Matrix


Changes in Staffing Protocol, Dates and Deadlines 2017-2018


Employee Support for Nursing Mothers


Senate Bill 359 Changes to Kindergarten Aide Requirements, effective July 1, 2014


Updates to Autism Mentor Policy 5314.01 (effective May 2013)


Notification of Important Changes to Service Personnel


WVSSAC Coaching Renewal Instructions



Certification

Information about an employee’s certification through the West Virginia Department of Education can be accessed through  https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certcheck/ . To secure downloadable forms for the certification process through the WVDE, visit http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/forms/.


Renewals for teaching certifications are processed online, effective January 23, 2017. Employees can access the directions using the links below: 

It is important that you contact Susan Steadman, Executive Secretary for Certifications, with questions or inquiries during this process: ssteadma@k12.wv.us or ext. 7332.


Alternative Certification for Teachers

Harrison County, along with all other eleven counties in RESA 7, has received approval from the West Virginia Board of Education for an alternative teacher certification program to address areas identified as critical needs and shortage (those positions for which there have been multiple postings with no certified teacher applicants). Alternative certification is only available to candidates who meet the criteria below prior to consideration for an offer of employment in a critical need and shortage area in a WV public school. Note: Submission of the following does not guarantee employment with Harrison County Schools.

Bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 GPA from a regionally accredited institution of higher education

Proof of passage of Core Academic Skills Test (CASE) Praxis

Proof of passage of PRAXIS II Content Requirement for the specific certification/endorsement area of the position

Proof of US citizenship

Proof of 18 years of age

Background check indicating good moral character

For more information please see attached letter, brochure, or PowerPoint.


National Board of Certified Teachers

One of the greatest rewards of the teaching profession is national certification. Additional information can be secured through  www.nbpts.org/national-board-certification . Incentives for NBCT are offered through WVDE with information at http://wvde.state.wv.us/nationalboard/ . Harrison County’s policy regarding incentives for NBCT are identified in Policy 3211.



Highly Qualified Teachers

Reports on WV’s Highly Qualified Teachers can be accessed from the most recent to the 2006-07 academic year at http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/data/hqt.php .

The percentages of HQT for individual counties and schools is available at this site as well.



Personnel File

Effective April 1, 2014, Personnel Office will be paperless. By the conclusion of the 2013-2014 school term, all current employees’ (substitute and regular) personnel files, including certifications, transcripts, evaluations, board letters, and documentation will be scanned into a secure and confidential software program. In July 2014, employees will have the opportunity to pick up their paper personnel file from the Personnel Office. By August 1, any personnel files left unclaimed will be shredded and discarded securely. At the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year, all employees will have secure, password protected access to their personnel file.

Access your forms and personnel information at https://docefill.harr.k12.wv.us.



Grievance Process

The West Virginia Grievance Board has designed grievance forms that should be used in filing grievances. The forms can be downloaded and printed in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) at the WV Grievance Board website.


New Marker for Certification