Due to the implementation of Senate Bill 9, also known as the "Fingerprinting Bill", which was passed by the 80th Legislature, school districts are required to obtain state and national criminal history background searches on all new employees who will have direct contact with students. SB9 authorizes and requires that criminal history information reviews be conducted for all educators and school employees, including all certified and currently employed educators, as well as all substitute teachers, school employees, and all non-certified school employees hired after January 1, 2008.
Substitute applicants will receive a "FAST" (Fingerprinted-based Applicant Clearinghouse of Texas) Fingerprint Pass and will need to go to the FAST website (or call a toll free number) and make an appointment for the fingerprinting. The cost of the fingerprinting is $50.20 for the applicant. Then the individual must take the FAST Fingerprint Pass to the FAST appointment. At the appointment, the applicant will need to provide a valid Texas Driver License or identification card. The FAST operator will use a livescan fingerprinting device to take electronic fingerprints of the applicant. The total appointment will normally take less than 10 minutes. The District will be notified of the results and will determine your employment.
To be considered for any open position, a completed and signed application must be submitted to the Hondo ISD Central Office.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO COMPLY WITH THE LAW:
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"
The Hondo Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, marital, or veteran status, the presence of a medical condition, disability, or any other legally protected status in its admission and employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Rose Mary Mares, at 2604 Avenue E, (830)426-3027, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Cynthia Gann, at 2608 Avenue H, (830)426-5902.