May HOS Updates
End of Year Head of School Updates
Thank you for a successful school year
In preparation for school year 2016-17, I have some exciting news to share. We are able to use a substantial amount of Classroom Site Fund money to fund additional teacher positions. Currently, we are hiring for nearly forty positions with the vast majority of these positions being teachers. While some of these are backfills, we are excited to bring on 16 new teachers across our district to help reduce ratios. Your principals are hard at work determining how to best use the hires allotted to them and interviewing to ensure we hire the best teachers possible!
We will also have changes to our Blended Learning program next year. We are working to create some larger 'anchor' sites that have multiple staff, and even a certified math teacher, on site. Some of the largest sites will be able to hold more than 100 students on-site. We are still working to finalize locations, but once this is all finalized, we will share this exciting news with all of you. We do know we will need to hire additional teachers to help fill these positions as well, so if you know of any HQ Certified teachers looking for an in-person teaching position in the Phoenix or Tucson area next year, please encourage them to apply on the K12 Career board found at K12.com.
If you refer a teacher (detailed policy is listed below), you will receive a $750 referral bonus! We are hiring at nearly all grade levels and content areas, so please send your friends and family our way if you believe they would be an excellent fit at either AZVA or ISAZ.
I hope you all enjoy a long, restful summer! We'll see you in late July!
AZVA HS Graduation
Tuesday, May 24th at 6PM
Glendale Civic Center
ISAZ HS Graduation
Thursday, May 26th at 11AM
2532 W. Peoria Ave. (same location as PD)
Teachers/those on a teacher calendar: You MUST submit your expense report before you leave for summer break. This means, your expense report needs to be submitted by close of business on Friday, May 27th.
For those of you that do not follow the teacher calendar: You MUST submit your expense report no later than June 10th.
Once these dates pass, no expenses will be reimbursed for any expenses incurred before June 10th, 2016.
AZVA HS Graduation: Tuesday, May 24th @ 6PM
ISAZ HS Graduation: Thursday, May 26th @ 11AM
Teacher Summer Vacation: May 30th - July 22nd
Back to School PD: July 25-26 (ISAZ) and July 26-27 (AZVA)
ISAZ First Day of School: Monday, August 1st
AZVA First Day of School: Wednesday, August 3rd
STI Designation in Total View
Phoenix Comicon FREE Professional Development for Teachers
If you are in a fandom – any fandom – and you have plans to attend Comic Con in Phoenix next month, this information is for you!
Check out this awesome link – we can attend for free – let me repeat that in all caps: FOR FREE – on Thursday or Friday and attend panels to get professional development hours:
Many of the panels have to do with science, but I hope that you’ll take some time to look through and see if there is anything that strikes your fancy.
Thank you Allison Powell for the submission of this information!
Employee Referral Program
The employee referral program hopes to bring the highest caliber of talent to K12. It enables employees to participate in the recruiting process and to work with talented professionals from their network who can help make significant strides in our business.
Employees refer candidates by having them apply online to a K12 position (http://www.k12.com/careers/)
When applying online, the applicant must answer “Yes” to the question “Are you an Employee Referral?” and additionally, the referrer’s name must be added in to the “Employee Referral Name” text field.
All information regarding the referral and the hiring process remains confidential.
If all requirements are met, then the employee will receive payment automatically on the last payroll of the month following the first 90 days of employment of the new hire.
$150 for part-time K12 teachers and Instructional Services teachers hired as contractors
$500 for full-time non-exempt (“hourly”) positions
$750 for full-time teachers
$1,000 for full-time K¹² positions and special education teachers
$2,000 for all Systems & Technology positions and Heads of School (full-time)
Eligibility & Rules:
The referral must represent the candidates’ first contact with K12
Payment under the Employee Referral Program will only be made if the referrer is a current K12 employee on the scheduled payroll date.
Bonuses are not paid for contractors, converting contractors or employees of K12 managed schools applying, to a K12 position unless specified above
Candidates who are former K12 employees do not qualify for this program
Referral bonuses will not be paid if an employee referral creates a profile and does not apply to a specific K12 job opening
Referral bonuses are not be paid for internal transfers
If more than one (1) employee refers the same candidate and is documented as such the referral bonus will be split
Employees are ineligible to receive employee referral bonuses if they work within HR, participate in the hiring process and/or directly manage the position
Vice Presidents and above are ineligible for referral bonuses