Action items

Staff: Update your phone contact information
There's a simple way to make sure you receive important SPPS messages via phone and text messaging: update your primary phone numbers in PeopleSoft through payroll.spps.org (the same system you use to view your pay statement).

If you have any questions, contact the Human Resources Department at 651-767-8200.

All staff: Attend a retirement insurance session

Human Resources at SPPS is sponsoring a series of monthly meetings about the district’s retirement insurance benefits, personnel policies and severance program. All meetings will be held at 360 Colborne St.

 

 

Reserve a spot at one of the meetings by emailing megan.jonesarko@spps.org. You will receive an email confirming your reservation. Please include your name (and spouse’s name if spouse plans to attend), employee ID, job title and the meeting date and time you plan to attend. More information is available here.

 

Staff: Three new Crisis Training courses available

Handling Crisis Situations is an e-course that teaches participants how to plan for and react in a crisis. This course meets the teacher re-licensing requirement for Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies (R).

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches participants how to help adolescents (ages 12-18) struggling with mental health or addiction.

Designing and Supporting Effective Interventions gives an overview of how to use the four-step problem-solving model to design and support effective interventions for both elementary and secondary students. Two sessions will be offered on Feb. 26.

 

 

Non-licensed staff interested in becoming a teacher: Attend an SPPS Urban Teacher Residency information session TODAY
Saint Paul Public Schools has partnered with the University of Saint Thomas to offer a new residency program that allows SPPS employees with bachelor’s degrees to earn a Minnesota teaching license and a master’s degree. During the SPPS Urban Teacher Residency (SUTR), residents will co-teach with an experienced teacher for a full academic year and receive $22,500 in tuition assistance from SPPS.

If you are interested in this opportunity, fill out this inquiry form.

To learn more about the residency program, attend the information session today, Monday, Feb. 29, from 5-6 p.m., in Room D at 360 Colborne.

 

Teachers, counselors, social workers, school psychologists and school nurses: 2016-17 school transfer information is now available

Teachers, counselors, social workers, school psychologists and school nurses who wish to transfer to another site for the 2016-17 school year can now apply for posted vacancies on the SPPS Careers website. Please check this site regularly for newly posted positions.

 

 

Principals and District Supervisors: Important information for 2016-17 workforce planning

Workforce planning changes for the upcoming school year must be submitted with spring budgets to Human Resources using the Workforce Planning worksheet (to be distributed at a later date). The Workforce Planning Information Sheet document contains details about the Interview and Selection Process, as well as a Workforce Planning FAQ.