Thank you for your interest in applying to the South Tama County Community Schools. If you have questions about our school or our community, we will make every effort to answer them for you.
Each applicant for a position in the South Tama County Community Schools will complete the attached form. If the applicant is elected and accepts a position in the South Tama County Community Schools, the information becomes a part of the employee’s professional record. Be certain that all information is accurate, complete, and legible. Inquiries about open positions for teachers and administrators should be made to Connie Cooper.
The completed application form, requested references, official transcripts, and background check form must be mailed to:
South Tama County Community Schools
1702 Harding Street
Tama, IA 52339
Application files for certified staff members, coaches, and administrators are maintained by Connie Cooper. Please notify her promptly if your contact information changes. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 641-484-4811. If we are unable to reach you with the information you provided you will not be considered for the position. Applications for classified staff positions are maintained by Jodi Wacha. She can be reached at email@example.com or 641-484-5022.
Hiring Procedures for Administrators and Certified Staff
Once a position has been advertised and applications are received the district begins the screening process. This includes reviewing all applications, contacting references, completing a thorough background check, and conducting interviews. If you are selected for an interview you will be notified in advance of the date. It is expected that applicants are on time and prepared for the interview. If you need to reschedule or cancel your interview please notify us in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 641-484-4811 or the person that you are scheduled to meet with. We will try to accommodate your request depending on the scheduled timeline and availability of staff to complete the interviews.
Please make arrangements to meet with the interview team for approximately one hour. For some positions you may be asked to attend a second interview that may involve more people and may be more in depth. Please make arrangements to meet with the interview team for approximately one and one half hours.
If after going through the process the District determines it has not found a candidate with the right background, interests, skills and abilities to best meet the needs of our students the District reserves the right to reconsider previously screened applicants and/or readvertise the position. Applicants will be notified once a position has been filled.
As a result of your application, the South Tama County Community School District will request criminal and other records background checks to verify that a candidate has no known record which impacts on license suspension or revocation or other background that would make them unsuited for the particular position in a work environment that includes the presence of children. In addition to the application you must complete the Release and Application Background Check Form and submit this with your initial application in order to be considered for the position.
The applicant is responsible for obtaining and renewing certification or licensure. Information on the requirements for licensure and certification application forms may be obtained from the Board of Educational Examiners, Iowa State Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0146. Phone: Local (641) 281-6792 (Des Moines area) Long Distance: 800-778-7856 (State and Nation-Wide)
Certified staff members are placed on the current salary schedule in accordance with their training and experience. Hiring bonuses, advancement or adjustments to the salary schedule must be approved by the Superintendent and/or Board of Education.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Students, parents, employees and others doing business with or performing services for South Tama County Community School District are hereby notified that this school district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district's Equity Coordinator, Stacy Stull.
The school district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age (except students), religion, national origin, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability in admission or access to, or treatment in, its hiring and employment practices. Any person having inquiries concerning the school district’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), 504 or Iowa Code 280.3 is directed to contact:
Who has been designated by the school district to coordinate the school district’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), 504 or Iowa Code 280.3. (November 15, 2010)
STC Equal Educational Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of South Tama County Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district's equity coordinator, Stacy Stull, Equity Coordinator, 1611 Country Club Drive, Tama, IA 52339, phone 641-484-3999, email: email@example.com