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Human Resources 

4 months ago

The HR Department is committed to serving our current employees and future employees of Laurens County School District 55. 


 OUR GOAL IS . . .

To recruit, acquire, and maintain a diverse work force that is the best in terms of qualifications, expertise, and commitment to excellence.

IN A WAY THAT. . .
  • Focuses recruitment efforts on the best possible candidates.
  • Commits to the diversity of the total work force.
  • Establishes a comprehensive induction program for new employees.
  • Provides a supportive work environment.
  • Guarantees a competitive salary and benefit structure for all employee groups.
  • Ensures continuous and comprehensive professional development for all staff.
  • Involves the staff in the teacher preparation process.

SO THAT. . .

  • Our students are guaranteed the best possible education.
  • Continuous improvement for all staff and students becomes expected.
  • Laurens County School District 55 continues to be a consistently exemplary District.
 
District Re-certification Plan:
Download the plan or editable forms Laurens 55 Re-certification Plan
Certification Information:  Toll Free: 1-877-885-5280

 Praxis Information: praxis@ets.org or 1-609-771-7395
 
 Mrs. M. Reneé Madden, Director of Human Resources
Laurens County School District 55
301 Hillcrest Drive
Laurens, SC 29360
Phone: (864)-984-3568, Fax: (864)-984-8118
 
 
 Laurens County School District 55 will be a system of
excellence and equity in educational practices for each learner. 


Notice of Non-Discrimination

4 months ago

Laurens County School District 55 is committed to the principle of equal opportunity.  It is the policy of the district not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, immigrant status, English-speaking status, familial status, or disability with regard to its students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment.  

Inquiries concerning Laurens County School District 55's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 should be directed to: 

Dr. George Ward, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services
Laurens County School District No. 55 
301 Hillcrest Drive
Laurens, South Carolina 29360 
864-984-3568




Job Vacancies

6 days ago

July 16, 2018

The following positions for the 2018-2019 school year are listed as vacant as of the date above. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Completion of the South Carolina Online Teacher Application and the proper South Carolina certification is required for these positions. Visit http://www2.winthrop.edu/scteach/ to complete an online application. Upon completion, email Laurens County School District 55, at personnel@laurens55.org to be considered for these positions.


Certified Positions
Early Childhood Teacher
Elementary Teacher
Health Science Teacher
NJROTC Instructor
Lower Elementary Montessori
Math/Science Coordinator
210 days
(Administrative Certification Preferred)
Secondary Math Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Upper Elementary Montessori

Non-Certified Positions
Student Nutrition Substitutes


August 17, 2017
Laurens County School District 55 is hiring Bus Drivers. You must be 18 years old with a good driving record and pass a drug screening and SLED check.  If interested, please complete the attached application and send to Laurens County School District 55 Transportation Office, 5058 Hwy. 76 West or contact Geoffrey Stephens, Director of Transportation, at (864) 682-9117 for more information.
 
Bus Driver   

       Notice to Substitute Teacher Applicants


Have you ever considered becoming a substitute teacher in Laurens District 55? 

Kelly Educational Staffing is currently hiring! 

Kelly Educational Staffing is dedicated to helping districts save money and operate at peak capacity by fulfilling all substitute staffing needs.  Kelly Educational Staffing has proudly provided staffing to schools since 1997 with a daily placement rate greater than 98%. To date, over 90 million student learning days have been taught by a Kelly Educational Staffing substitute teacher. Positions offer a flexible schedule, weekly pay, benefits, and free online training.  You can make a difference in a child’s life.  If interested, please contact the Kelly Services office at 864-292-2888, ext. 208 or email nicole.arquette@kellyservices.com or visit the website www.kellyeducationalstaffing.com

 



Human Resources Staff

about 1 year ago

 

The goal of the Human Resources Department is to provide each employee, or prospective employee, with advice, counsel and assistance in every aspect of your employment with Laurens County School District No. 55.  The Human Resources Department has an "open door" policy and seeks to provide you with expeditious service. We are always sure that someone is available to assist our employees at all times.  

M. Renee Madden

Director of Human Resources

864.984.3568

864.984.8118 (fax)

rmadden@laurens55.org

Becky Nobles

 Benefits Administrator

864.984.8116

864.984.8118 (fax)

rmnobles@laurens55.org

Tracy McNuer

Administrative Assistant

864.984.8125 Ext. 1

864.984.8118 (fax)

tmcnuer@laurens55.org

Fikisha Patterson

Human Resources Generalist

864.984.8125 Ext. 3

864.984.8118 (fax)

fpatterson@laurens55.org


 Last Modified on March 3, 2015

Advancing Certificate Status

over 3 years ago

Advancing Certificate Status

 

To advance a credential from one classification to another or from one type of certificate to another, the educator must provide The Office of Educator Services the following:

 

  1. A written request to have the certificate advanced;
  2. The required documentation that State Board of Education requirements have been met for certificate advancement; and,
  3. The required fee for advancement of the certificate.

 

A "written request" is one that is made on the "Request for Change/Action" Form. The form may be submitted via e-mail attachment, fax, or regular mail. Documentation must include official transcripts that must be mailed directly to the Office of Educator Services from the college/university. 

 

Classifications of Teaching Certificates

 Doctorate Degree

An applicant shall have a doctorate degree in accordance with State Board of Education regulations and shall meet requirements in an initial area of certification.

 

Masters Degree + 30 semester hours
An applicant must earn 30 semester hours of graduate credit above the masters degree with 21 hours of graduate credit in one area of concentration. These hours may or may not be in the teacher's initial area of certification. The course work must be completed within seven years from the time it was started. Individuals who do not complete the requirements during the seven years must request that the college/university revalidate the course credits before the work can be submitted for credential advancement.

 

Masters Degree

An applicant shall have a masters degree in accordance with State Board of Education regulations and shall meet requirements for an initial area of certification.

 

Bachelors + 18 semester hours 
An applicant must have 18 semester hours of graduate credit that he or she earns within seven years from the time the course work is started. Individuals who do not complete the requirements during the seven years must request that the college/university revalidate the course credits before the work can be submitted for credential advancement.

Effective Date of Advanced Certificate

If the State Department of Education (SDE) receives the educator’s request and all required documentation between: 

  • May 1 and November 1: The change in status, if approved, will be effective July 1 of the same calendar year.
  • November 2 and April 30: If the educator submitted the request within 45 days of fulfilling the requirements, the change in status, if approved, will be effective on the date that all requirements were satisfied.
  • November 2 and April 30: If the educator submitted the request more than 45 days after fulfilling the requirements, the change in status, if approved, will be effective on the date that all information was received by the SDE.  

Receipt of Advanced Certificate

When the Office of Educator Services advances a certificate, the educator will receive the advanced certificate by mail.  The educator must send a copy of the advanced certificate to the Personnel Office. The Personnel Office will forward a copy to the Business Office. The Personnel Office cannot accept transcripts or any other form of documentation as verification of your advanced certificate.   

 

Retroactive Pay

 Retroactive pay is calculated based on the validity date listed on your advanced certificate.   

 

 

*For specific instructions on how to advance your certification with the SC Department of Education or information concerning your certificate status, visit https://ed.sc.gov/agency/se/Educator-Services/Licensure/.  

 

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Family Medical Leave Act  

4 months ago

Forms & Information

The board will provide leave to eligible employees consistent with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  Eligible employees are entitled to up to 12 work weeks of unpaid family and medical leave in any 12-month period.  For additional information, refer to policies GBRI, GCRB, CGPG, or administrative rule GBRI-R. 

 

Salary Schedules - 05/04/17