I Have a Job Offer, What Do I Do Now?
Congratulations! You have been offered a teaching
position. There are several steps required to officially
make you a part of the DCPS team.
New Hire Commitment
You and your principal will sign a
Discuss the details of your teaching assignment
with your principal.
The staffing team will verify that you are
eligible for the assigned position, and contact
you to schedule your set-up appointment.
Step 3 –
New Hire Processing Appointment
Your employment set-up paperwork must be
completed prior to your appointment. For your
convenience you may download the forms, or you
have the option of picking up your packet at the
Review the documentation requirements for your
set-up appointment carefully. Please print the
entire set-up packet, complete the forms
and bring them with you to your
New Hire Set-Up Paperwork-full
time teacher (5MB .pdf).
New Hire Set-Up Paperwork-part
time teacher (5MB .pdf).
Note: Adobe Reader is required to view the file.
to download free of charge.
If at any time you have questions, please refer
to the contact information provided in your
paperwork packet. We are here to help you
through the hiring process.
– Benefits Information
Prior to your appointment you should review the
benefits package offered through the district.
You may pick up an information packet from the
school board prior to your appointment, or simply
view them online.
Step 5 –
At Your Appointment
You will turn in your completed employment
paperwork and required documents.
You will select your health care providers and
review additional benefits.
You will be fingerprinted and receive a DCPS ID
badge. Refer to your set-up forms for
information regarding fingerprint payment.
Effective October 1, 2008,
employees (full-time and part-time) and re-hires
with a one day break in service must have their
fingerprints taken by the Duval County School
Board Security Office.
- If you do not have a valid Florida Educator
Certificate or Statement of Eligibility, you
must apply at least 48 hours prior to your
set-up appointment (refer to your set-up
paperwork). The Florida Department of Education
provides step-by-step information regarding
certification on their
- The DCPS certification team will review
certification requirements and answer any
questions you may have during your set-up
New Teacher Orientation
To register for New Teacher Orientation and Training (NTTO) visit the Professional Development
New Teacher website.
- Teachers hired after the start of the year will meet with their school's Professional Development Facilitator for teacher induction information.
- The Professional Development
New Teacher website is your source for helpful links and workshop schedules throughout the year.
Accepting A Position
When you sign a New Teacher Commitment form, you are
committed to your school and may not accept job offers
from another school. Please review the
Collective Bargaining Agreement
for more details regarding your commitment.
Declining A Position
If you feel that the position you have accepted is not
the right choice for you, please notify the principal
Receiving your first paycheck
You must complete the steps above in order to receive a
paycheck. You may contact the bookkeeper at your school
for more information about your paycheck.
Initial annual contracts include a 97-day probationary
period during which time the employee’s contract may be
terminated without cause or the employee may resign
without breach of contract.