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Documentation Required for Employment

In addition to an active application, the following forms are required following a job offer. You may begin completing this paperwork once you have applied to a position and have an applicant identification number.

Applicant Security Check       

All applicants must complete and sign this form as part of the hiring process. Original Security Check Forms should be submitted to Recruitment and Retention A-132 (No faxes or copies).

Employment Reference Form

New applicants must submit a minimum of three references to complete the hiring process. References should reflect employment for the last 5 years and must be completed by supervisor(s). Applicants with limited work experience may supplement their work reference with personal references. References from relatives are not acceptable.  If you are currently in school/college, you may provide references from professors/instructors in addition to employment supervisor references. 

Applicants completing student teaching must submit references from 1) clinical educator(s)/supervising teacher, 2) university supervisor, 3) school assistant principal and/or principal, and 4) as well as supervisor references covering employment for the last five years.

Reference forms must include applicant id number, signature with date, of applicant and evaluator. Reference forms are verified by phone or email. Any applicant who submits a falsified reference will not be hired and is not eligible to re-apply for employment with the District for one year following the notification by Recruitment & Retention.

New Employee Orientation Forms (Online)

These forms are only available after receiving a conditional job offer. Upon receiving the job offer, you are requested to complete the New Employee Orientation Forms (NEO) within the online application. Log into the application and click the link within the "Extended Job Offer" notification box. This box and link is only available after the school has offered a position.

Self Employment Form

This form is to be completed only if you are currently, or have been, self-employed during the last five years. In addition, reference forms from those listed on the Self Employment Form must be completed using the Palm Beach County School District Employment Reference Form.

Additional Documents Needed for Employment


1) College Transcripts (Degree Conferred/Awarded)

2) Proof of Florida Certification

3) Verification of Highly Qualified Status (NCLB)

Out of State Highly Qualified Verification Form

If you have an advanced degree (Master's, Specialist, Doctorate) that you would like considered for a supplement, please submit the Advanced Degree Pay and Supplement Request for Instructional Employees {Form PBSD2277}.

Please note: Only qualifying degrees will be approved for the supplement. For more information, please visit the Department of Compensation web site and review the Advanced Degree Pay brochure.

If you have professional teaching experience and would like it to be considered for compensation purposes, each previous employer must complete and submit the Verification of Previous Public/Private Teaching Experience form.


Non-instructional applicants should only apply to jobs for which they qualify. The job description and qualifications vary by job type. It is advised that you have official documents, such as diplomas, certifications, and transcripts ready when applying for a job.

No Child Left Behind / Highly Qualified Status

In compliance with the NCLB legislation, the School District of Palm Beach County is committed in hiring highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals.

Employer Visa Sponsorship

Do you now, or will you in the future, need sponsorship from an employer in order to obtain, extend or renew your authorization to work in the United States? Until further notice, the School District of Palm Beach County is unable to sponsor new employees requiring authorization to work.

The School District of Palm Beach County is an Equal Opportunity Employer  M/F/D/V


For general questions regarding the application process or if you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance during the application process, please call Recruitment & Retention at 561-434-8372, 561-434-8430 or 561-357-7691.