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Review Process of Applications
All applications are reviewed to determine the most suitable candidates for current vacancies. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive a telephone call to schedule an interview. If you are not selected, you will be notified by mail. Depending on the number of applications, interviews may take place starting immediately after the closing date or, in some cases, up to four weeks after the closing date.
A screening team conducts all interviews. The team may range in size from two to eight members. All candidates are asked the same questions or are asked to participate in the same activities. Depending on the position, the initial screening may consist of multiple activities. When you are called for the interview, you will be told the nature and length of the screening process. Interviews may be held at the school where the vacancy exists or at the Central Office.
After the interview, the screening team decides which candidates will continue as finalists in the process. Candidates moving forward will be contacted with a telephone call all others will receive letters.
Appointment to a Position
Appointment to a position is made after a candidate has verbally accepted a contract offer. Within a week or sooner after the candidate has accepted, the Superintendent of Schools will issue a letter and contract of employment for the candidate to sign and return thus ensuring that the candidate has accepted the offer. Placement on the salary schedule is made at this time; however, final placement is based on verification of prior years of experience and receipt of official transcripts. Prior years of service are credited in accordance with the New London Education Association Contract. In general, all years teaching in public schools in the United States as well as private schools in Connecticut are given full credit. The position must be half-time or greater to count as a year of service. Partial years count if the teacher has worked more than half of a school year. The New London Public Schools does not negotiate placement on the salary schedule.
Substitute Teacher Information
The New London Public Schools works in partnership with Kelly Educational Services for all substitute teacher positions, to apply contact Kelly Educational Services at 860-447-2701. They are located at 5 Shaw's Cove Suite 102, New London, CT 06320.
Certified Full-Time Staff
New Employees are required by state law to submit two sets of fingerprints for a background check. The fee for this is $20 and is the responsibility of the employee. Details for making arrangements for the fingerprinting are done at the time of the employees appointment. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to starting work.
Non-Certified Substitute Staff
The New London Public Schools works with our local Regional Education Service Center, LEARN for all non-certified staff. In order to work for the New London Public Schools all employees are required by State Law to undergo a Criminal Background check. For more information, please contact Patricia T. Romano, Human Resources Office, New London Board of Education. To schedule an appointment for fingerprinting contact LEARN firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connecticut Certification Process
To obtain CT State Department of Education Certification visit their website at www.state.ct.us/sde.
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