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Certified Employee Information

Certification

Each certificated employee is personally responsible for maintaining and renewing his/her teaching certificate and endorsements (Board Policy 440).  Idaho teaching credentials must be renewed every five (5) years to remain valid.  A valid certificate must be on file with the Human Resources Department each year by September 1st.
 
 
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Master Agreement

Classroom Supply Reimbursement - Instructions/Form

All certified staff, excluding administrators, are eligible for a classroom supply reimbursement of up to $100. Reimbursement for certified staff who are less than full time will be prorated based the full-time equivalency.


Purchases must be made between July 1, 2018 and September 30, 2018. The reimbursement form with original receipts must be submitted to the school secretary on or before October 1, 2018. Certified staff, not assigned to a school site, will submit their form to the district level administrator. Reimbursement forms must be signed by the school/district administrator. Direct submissions will be returned.


The one-time payment will be made within 30 days of receipt by accounts payable staff in the district office.


The classroom supply reimbursement is intended to offset expenses relating to supplies needed for the preparation for the 2018-2019 school year. Ineligible items for reimbursement include but are not limited to: clothing, food (unless approved by the principal/district administrator), travel, professional associations and or memberships, and professional development (conferences, books, tuition, etc.).


All items purchased are property of Caldwell School District.

MTI/TMT Requirement

In 2007, the Idaho State Department of Education formed a joint task force committee to determine the needs and make recommendations regarding a statewide mathematics initiative.  Based on the committee's recommendation, the Idaho state legislature and State Board of Education passed rule requiring all K-12 mathematics educators and administrators in Idaho take a three-credit professional development course titled Mathematical Thinking for Instruction (MTI).  The current approved alternate for the MTI course is the Teaching Mathematical Thinking (TMT) course.
 

Idaho Professional Endorsement

Upon holding a certificate for three (3) years, any instructional staff or pupil services staff may apply for an Idaho professional endorsement.  To be eligible, the instructional staff or pupil service staff must:
  1. Have held a certificate for at least three (3) years, or have completed a state board of education approved interim certificate of three (3) years or longer;
  2. Show they met the professional compensation rung performance criteria for two (2) of the three previous years or the third year;
  3. Have a written recommendation from the employing school district; and
  4. Have an annual individualized professional learning plan developed in conjunction with the employee's school district supervisor.
Mission:  To empower the whole child to achieve personal goals and strengthen our communities.
 
Vision:  Caldwell School District is a safe and supportive learning environment where all students graduate ready to pursue their personal, post high school goals as self-motivated, productive members of their community.
 
Values:  We believe in: 
  • Making student centered decisions.
  • Acting with integrity.
  • Honoring the diversities within our district.
  • Building family and community partnerships.
  • Empowering our students to take responsibility for their learning.
  • Creating a caring, supportive learning environment where all students can grow academically, emotionally, and socially.