BEFORE YOU FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION
BE SURE TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS...
We ask certain questions concerning your health and your criminal history.
We verify the answers you provide through appropriate agencies.
As an educational agency, we are entitled to a complete criminal history report on you.
This report includes anything for which you have been arrested and/or convicted.
This report also includes information on arrests, convictions, or plea bargains for which you may have subsequently received pre-trial interventions, pardons, or expungements.
That does NOT excuse you from listing these on your application even if the charges were dropped.
YOUR SIGNATURE BELOW INDICATES THE FOLLOWING:
You have read and understand the above.
You understand that your employment is contingent upon a satisfactory record check that is in accordance with the answers you provided.
Record checks sometimes take significant time to be returned.
You understand that our offer of employment is based on an evaluation of the information you have provided. If that information is inaccurate, false, or misleading, that will be grounds to terminate your employment upon receipt of the report.
RAPIDES PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. APPLICANTS ARE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT ON THE BASIS OF QUALIFICATIONS WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX OR HANDICAPPING CONDITION.
AS PROVIDED BY FEDERAL LAW, APPLICANTS MAY REQUEST ACCOMMODATIONS IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION OR TO TAKE ANY REQUIRED EMPLOYMENT TEST.
AUTHORIZATION AND RELEASE
IMPORTANT: READ CAREFULLY
Louisiana Revised Statues 17:3884 provides that a school board considering the employment application of a person who has been evaluated in another school system shall request such person's evaulation results as part of the application process and shall inform the applicant that his/her evaluation results will be requested. The applicant shall be given the opportunity to review any informatiion received by the prospective employer as a result of such request and to provide any response or information the applicant deems appropriate. Please be advised, therefore, that the Rapides Parish School Board will request your evaluation results from each of the school districts you have listed in your application. You will be given an opportunity to review the evaluation results received and to provide a response or information if you would like to do so. Any written response or information you might provide will be retained with your application.
Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:15 also requires all applicants for employment to be fingerprinted in order to assist in background checks of those individuals. Should it be determined that any applicant (or employee) has been convicted of one or more of the criminal offenses set forth in Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:587.1(C), then that applicant (or employee) is generally precluded from further employment with the school system. Failing to disclose an arrest or conviction or providing any other incomplete or inaccurate information on your application shall also be grounds for termination.
Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:81.9 further requires a school board receiving an application to request that all current and prior school board employers of the applicant provide it with all information in their records relative to instances of sexual misconduct with students committed by the applicant, if any.
Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:81.9 and 17:430 further require all applicants to make certain disclosures relative to prior abuse and neglect allegations, if any. The applicant must also release all such employers from liability arising from the release of such information to the prospective employer.