Welcome to the Osceola School District Human Resources and Employee Relations intranet site.  Our mission is:

To promote quality employment services and on-going career development within the school District of Osceola County.

We are committed to providing our employees and applicants with the necessary resources to obtain their goals, while recognizing their unique and individual needs.


We are a service provider, who provides Human Resource and Employee Relation services to employer units and employees. We strive to be efficient and responsive. We recognize that certain resources, documents and the like are needed frequently and immediately. This site is an attempt to make such resources available online 24/7. We welcome you to explore our site and benefit from the resources. If you have any recommendations for this site, please email Employee Relations.

 
 

 

Advanced Degree Salary Supplement Law Change

The following describes a revision in Florida Statute 1012.22(1)(c)3 (Senate Bill 736):

"A District school board may not use advanced degrees in setting a salary for instructional personnel or school administrators hired on or after July 1, 2011, unless the advanced degree is held in the individual's area of certification and is only a salary supplement."

This means that instructional personnel and school administrators with a district start date of July 1, 2011, or after must have a degree major posted on their transcript which matches a subject listed on their Florida certificate, in order to qualify for an advanced degree salary supplement at the master, specialist or doctorate levels.

Instructional personnel and school administrators with a continuous employment date prior to July 1, 2011, in a position that falls under one of these classifications, are not affected by this law change. An advanced degree in any area will be recognized for salary purposes for these employees, now or in the future, as long as there is no break in service with the District.

Instructional personnel or school administrators will fall under the mandates of the new law if they:

1) transfer to a professional support staff position within the District and return to an instructional or school administrative position on or after July 1, 2011, or

2) resign, retire, or have a termination date for any reason, and then return to an instructional or school administrative position within the District on or after July 1, 2011.

Instructional personnel or school administrators moving to one of these positions in another Florida school district, on or after July 1, 2011, will fall under the mandates of the new law in the other district.

 

 

Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum

Certification Repealed

 

The State Board Rule authorizing certification in Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (MGIC) was repealed effective October 25, 2011. The information below describes the procedures related to specific areas of concerns, as communicated by the Florida Department of Education on November 11, 2011.

Current Certificates in MGIC
Professional certificates in MGIC can still be renewed. Individuals who hold a temporary certificate in MGIC can go to the professional certificate in this subject if all of the requirements for the professional certificate are satisfied.

MGIC Subject Area Exam
The MGIC subject area exam will be available on the testing center website until October 25, 2014, for individuals who received a Statement of Status of Eligibility in this subject prior to the repeal date. Please contact the Department of Education or the District Certification Office prior to registering for this exam to ensure that you will be able to use the certification. This exam should not be taken unless the individual meets the criteria of the grandfather rule described below.

Grandfather Rule
Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, MGIC will be an appropriate certification subject only for teachers who were appointed to teach Math, Language Arts, Science and/or Social Studies in Grades 6-8 prior to July 1, 2012. The teacher must continue to teach one of these courses, not necessarily the same course, within the same district. The grandfather designation is lost forever once the teacher moves out of one of these subjects in Grades 6-8, or moves out of the district.

Exceptional Student Education
The repeal of MGIC does not affect Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teachers who are using MGIC as documentation of their No Child Left Behind (NCLB) highly qualified status. An ESE teacher giving instruction to ESE students at the middle grades level of instruction will be able to continue using MGIC to document their highly qualified status for Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. ESE teachers who did not pass the MGIC exam or were not issued MGIC on their certificate prior to the repeal, will now need to pass the individual subject area exams for each middle grades subject taught, to document their highly qualified status at the middle grades level of instruction. Please contact the District NCLB Specialist for assistance in determining the requirements needed to document the highly qualified status for a specific subject and level of instruction.


 

Aesop Substitute System

The Human Resources Department is happy to share our understanding that the conversion of our sub-system to an online system (with telephone component) through Aesop Sub Systems (Frontline Technologies) has been very successful. .

This has been an exciting development in so much as our sub system allows teachers to arrange their absences "online" in addition to by phone, and allows our substitute teachers to "shop" for desired substitute jobs online rather than await system call outs.

As follow up and/or continuing instruction on the system, please see two videos that offer a look into the system.

Link to employee video

Link to the substitute video

 

New "gun law" does not change the prohibition against bringing firearms on school district property!

A new law entitled "Preservation and Protection of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Motor Vehicles Act of 2008" has been in the news recently and we have been contacted by employees asking whether the new law applies to school district employees working at school district property.

Please know that this new law specifically does not apply to school property.

Employees and all visitors are still prohibited from carrying a weapon onto any school property.

The law does not allow the locking of a firearm in a vehicle parked on school district property.

Police Officers (including SROS) are permitted to carry weapons onto school property in the furtherance of their work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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