Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: I applied for a job? What happens next?
Answer: Administrators will review all complete applications, and select the candidates to be interviewed. After the interview process is completed and an offer made and accepted all applicants will be notified.
Often, the hiring practice is done by way of a committee, so the process from posting to making a hire to contacting all applicants can take several days to weeks to complete.
Question: The principal/administrator has offered me a position. What happens next?
Answer: You will need to provide a copy of your driver license and social security card for a background. Once that comes back clear, you will be contacted by Human Resources to come in to complete your new hire paperwork.
Question: I don't have my social security card. Can I still complete my new hire paperwork and report for my new job?
Answer: Sorry, but we will need your social security card so that we may make a copy for payroll purposes. If you have lost your social security card or need to complete a name change, please go to your local social security office to order a copy.
Question: What is my work schedule?
Answer: Your daily work schedule will be determined by the site administrator.
Question: What benefits can I expect to receive?
Answer: You are eligible to receive benefits if you work 30 or more hours per week. If you are a classified employee you will need to complete your 80 day probationary period before you are eligible for benefits.
Question: How will I be paid?
Answer: GUSD is on a bi-weekly pay period schedule.
Classified employees on probation will be paid only for days worked as reflected on their timesheet.
Certified, Classified and Administrative (Certified or Classified) employees that are not 12-months will have the option to either spread pay over 22 or 26 pay periods with the 26 pay having a lump sum for the summer months.
Spread pay is the process of taking the contract salary and dividing it evenly by the number of pay periods, either year round or during time worked.
Question: How do I accrue leave hours?
Answer: Each employee shall be credited with a leave allowance at the rate of one day per calendar month worked:
12 month employees = 12 days times the number of hours worked equal the number of hours of leave.
11 month employees = 11 days times the number of hours worked equal the number of hours of leave.
10 month employees = 10 days times the number of hours worked equal the number of hours of leave.
Question: Do I qualify for vacation?
Answer: Only 12-month employees are eligible to earn vacation.
Question: How am I given my vacation time?
Answer: Classified employees have to be in their 12-month position one year before earning vacation time:
For 1 year of service you get 4 days a year times the number of hours worked equal the number of hours of leave.
For 2 to 5 years of service you get 8 days a year times the number of hours worked equal the number of hours of leave.
For 6 to 15 years of service you get 12 days a year times the number of hours worked equal the number of hours of leave.
For 16 to 29 years of service you get 16 days a year times the number of hours worked equal the number of hours of leave.
For 30 or more years of service you get 20 days a year times the number of hours worked equal the number of hours of leave.
Administrators (Classified/Certified) are given 22 days a year.
Question: Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Answer: Contact Human Resources at 928-402-6050 or visit our website at http://www.globeschools.org/. Click on Human Resources
If you are in need of renewing your teaching certificate:
To meet the requirements of the Arizona Department of Education and the expectations of their contracts, all teachers must maintain a current, valid, and appropriate certification for their subject matter. This may include the base certificate, approved areas, SEI, or additional certifications required to be highly qualified for the role. Below is a list of helpful points to review when you need to renew your certificate:
- Link to the ADE renewal form: http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/files/2013/10/application-for-renewal-of-certificate.pdf
- Page 3 of the renewal form lists what should count for your recertification hours.
- You must have 180, or more, seat hours to submit for a renewal request.
- Renewals are not accepted any sooner than 6 months prior to your current certificate expiration date.
- Only seat hours taken after the issuance of your current certificate can count toward your 180 requirement.
- The Human Resources Supervisor for GUSD will review your seat hours and certify your renewal form.
- For scheduling purposes, please ensure a 1 week window to make an appointment for your document review. Please contact Human Resources to make an appointment.
- You may mail your completed documentation to ADE and expect a 2-4 week turnaround time, or you many walk the documentation in to the main ADE office in Phoenix Monday – Friday from 8:30 to 4:00
- Note: If you are using conference or seminar hours from outside of GUSD, the maximum number of hours that can be counted per calendar year is 30.
If you need to convert a provisional certificate to a standard one, the link is posted below. The Supervisor of Human Resources will need to verify in writing that you have either 4 semesters or two full years of teaching experience prior to the submission of this form.
If you are from out of State, the link to the Reciprocal Certificate is listed below.
If you want to become a substitute teacher, the link is listed below.
If you wish to contact the Certification Unit, please refer to the information below:
Mailing Address: ADE – Certification, PO Box 6490, Phoenix AZ 85005-6940
Walk-in Address 8:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday: 1535 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix AZ 85007 (SW corner of Jefferson St. and 15th Ave.) * We suggest calling before you go travel to Phoenix to ensure their availability.