How do I access the online application system?

Please visit: http://apply.leeschools.net and search for the following positon <Insert job posting here>.

You cannot apply to become a guest teacher without the direct link to the job posting. Please follow the steps on our "Careers" website. http://www.leeschools.net/guest-teacher

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What if I forget my USER ID or PASSWORD?

Click on the Applicant - How to reset username and password job aid

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How do I navigate through the online application?

The easiest way to complete the application is to click on each of the application section links (Preferences, Work and Educational History, Application Questionnaire).

If you do not finish the Guest Teacher Applicant all at once. You will have to redo the applicantion. This cannot be saved and returned to later. Please submit the application in one session. Return to Top
Security Questions Information

At the time of employment your fingerprints will be researched by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Sealed or expunged records must be revealed to The School District of Lee County pursuant to Florida Statutes. Your employment with The School District of Lee County is temporary and probationary pending successful background clearance. The security questions must be answered truthfully. A “Yes” answer to any of the following questions, does not automatically keep you from being hired. Your omission or falsification of any criminal history information is a cause for dismissal from employment (misdemeanor or felony, see below for examples of criminal offenses).

EXAMPLES OF CRIMINAL OFFENSES: Assault/battery, auto theft, disorderly conduct, domestic violence, DUI/DWI/DWAI, fraud (welfare/food stamps), loitering, prostitution/solicitation, robbery, shoplifting, theft (grand/petty), trespassing, worthless checks. NOTE: This is not a complete list and is intended to provide examples only. You must list all records including juvenile incidents and those in which adjudication was withheld and/or records were sealed/expunged.

IMPORTANT – READ CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING THE SECURITY QUESTION ON THE ONLINE APPLICATION.

The School District of Lee County will receive information on all records, including juvenile and those that have been sealed, expunged, or where adjudication was withheld. To omit a response or to be untruthful in your response, regardless of any previous information received from an attorney, a judge, or any third party, will be considered falsification of your application and is a cause for dismissal from employment.

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How do I submit my online application?

Submit the application electronically by clicking the "submit" button. Please note that you will be unable to submit the application if any required fields are incomplete (please verify that at least (3) references have been entered, a resume has been attached or copy and pasted, and all application questions have been answered).

If the application is not submitted you will have to redo the applicantion. This application needs to be submitted in one session.

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Can I save my online application and return at a later time?
When applying to the guest teacher job posting. You cannot save your application. It needs to be completed all in one session. Return to Top
What if I want to apply for positions in another category (administrative, instructional, or support)?
If you wish to apply for positions other than a guest teacher, please choose the job posting(s) you want to apply for aside from the guest teacher application.  Apply to those other positions separately from the guest teacher position. Common information between the applications will be stored so you will not have to re-enter it. Return to Top
Can I update my online application?
A submitted application cannot be changed. Please note that changes will be sent to Staffing and Talent Management only if you click the "Submit" button in the Submit section. Return to Top
How long will my online application remain active?
Complete applications will remain active for one year. Incomplete applications will be made inactive after 90 days. Please note, an application is not considered complete by the district until all required documents are submitted. Return to Top
What documents are required after submitting the online application?
  • At least three (3) completed Non-Confidential Reference Forms.
  • Official transcripts bearing the seal of the institution showing conferral of an Associates degree or higher (or at least 60 semester hours of college credit) are required. (Please do not have your transcripts sent directly to Personnel Services from the college.)
  • DD-214 form if you are claiming Veteran Preference.
  • If applicable, provide your date of retirement under the Florida Retirement System.
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How do I submit requested documents?

Print and complete the Document Submission  form and attach the necessary documentation. Do not mail the document submission form and attached materials until you have completed the online application. 

Mail or drop off the documents with this form the following address:

School District of Lee County 
Staffing and Talent Management-Guest Teacher Applications 
2855 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, Florida 33966

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How many references are required?

At least three (3) completed Non-Confidential Reference Forms are required. It is the applicant’s responsibility to send these forms to the people who are listed as references on the online application. The applicant needs to complete the name and address sections of these forms before sending them to the person providing the reference.

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Who should complete my references?
Professional references should include former employers, supervisors, professors, co-workers, etc. who would have first-hand knowledge of your character, personality, and work proficiency. If no professional references exist, list other relevant references (other than relatives). You may forward any letters of reference to the Staffing and Talent Management Office. Return to Top
Are official transcripts required?
Official transcripts bearing the seal of the accredited institution showing conferral of an Associate's degree or higher (or at least 60 semester hours of college credit).  Official transcripts must be received by Staffing and Talent Management in order to be eligible for hire. Please do not have your transcripts sent directly to Staffing and Talent Management from the college. You are required to submit your transcripts with a Document Submission Form. Return to Top
What happens after I submit my application?
After Staffing and Talent Management receives your online application, document submission form and all requested materials (including the three required professional references), allow at least 15 business days for a confirmation letter to arrive via U.S. mail and/or via Email. The letter will confirm that you are cleared to proceed with the employment process and will provide further instructions. Your application may be made inactive if you do not submit all required materials within a reasonable time period. Return to Top
When should I be fingerprinted?
After the guest teaching application is completed and you have submitted all required documents you will be sent a letter from Lee County School District Staffing and Talent Management with instructions. Return to Top
When instructed, what do I need to bring with me when fingerprinted?
Hired guest teacher applicants must present an original Social Security Card and valid Driver’s License to Staffing and Talent Management when fingerprinted. Return to Top
When instructed, where do I go to be fingerprinted?
Fingerprinting is completed at various locations. Registration is required through the FieldPrint website:http://www.fieldprintflorida.com Return to Top
What are the hours of fingerprinting?
Fingerprints are conducted through FieldPrint vendor; please visit their website for the most current information.http://www.fieldprintflorida.com Return to Top
Once I have been instructed, may I make an appointment to be fingerprinted?
All appointments must be schedule through the FieldPrint website: http://www.fieldprintflorida.com. Return to Top
How much does it cost to be fingerprinted?

The fingerprinting fee is $51.75.
Payment must be made by credit card through the FieldPrint application. No other form of payment will be accepted.

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Can I receive a refund for fingerprinting?
FieldPrint charges fees for a "no show" or rescheduled appointment. Visit http://www.fieldprintflorida.com for the most accurate information. Return to Top
What other paperwork is required for completion of my guest teacher application file?

After fingerprinting has been completed, you will be required to present your Social Security Card and Driver’s License for identification purposes toStaffing and Talent Management. You will also be required to fill out the following forms upon arrival:

  • Information form
  • W-4 form
  • I-9 form
  • Loyalty Oath form

Other forms that will be furnished to the applicant (for take home) will be:

  • Health Certificate Form
  • Work Experience Verification Form
  • Designation of Beneficiary for Final Payroll Wages
  • Preferred Location List
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Once I have a completed application and I have been fingerprinted, what is next?
You must return the forms from the welcome packet to the Department of Staffing and Talent Management and complete required paperwork. Please bring your original Social Security Card and a government-issued photo identification. Return to Top
Do I need to attend Guest Teacher Orientation?

As a vital part of the Lee County School District organization, Guest Teachers now have the opportunity to engage in professional development to support your roles in the classroom.  At the request of Lee County Association of Professional Guest Teachers and District Board Policy 5.08, a valuable training session has been developed that will provide Guest Teachers beneficial professional skill building.  We expect all Guest Teachers to attend one of the training sessions. 

Areas to be discussed are:

  • Guest Teacher expectations
  • Legal requirements and regulations
  • Leave Management System
  • District payroll information
  • Safety & Security
  • District School-related information

Guest Teacher Orientation Dates. It is only necessary to attend one session.  

Date

Start Time

End Time

Signin Period Start

01/11/2018

5:00PM

8:00PM

4:30PM

01/24/2018

5:00PM

8:00PM

4:30PM

02/01/2018

5:00PM

8:00PM

4:30PM

02/08/2018

5:00PM

8:00PM

4:30PM

03/01/2018

5:00PM

8:00PM

4:30PM

03/28/2018

5:00PM

8:00PM

4:30PM

04/11/2018

5:00PM

8:00PM

4:30PM

04/19/2018

5:00PM

8:00PM

4:30PM

05/02/2018

5:00PM

8:00PM

4:30PM

05/24/2018

5:00PM

8:00PM

4:30PM



To register for a training session log into PeopleSoft at https://peoplesoft.leeschools.net with your District user ID complete the following steps.

  1. Click on Self-Service.
  2. Click on Learning.
  3. Click on Find Learning.
  4. Type guest into the search field.
  5. Click the double right arrow button.
  6. Click the View Details link for a complete list of dates/times offered.
  7. Click the Enroll button next to the appropriate course.
  8. Click the Submit Enrollment button.  An enrollment confirmation will appear on the screen.
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What is the Leave Management System?
The Leave Management System is the name of the School District of Lee County’s guest teacher management system. This system allows us to fill absences easily and efficiently using the latest in web-based and telephone-base technology. https://lms.leeschools.net Return to Top
How/when do I enroll in the Leave Management System?
Instructions will be provided to you when you attend the Guest Teacher Orientation Session. Return to Top
Who should I contact if I have questions regarding my guest teacher application?
Credential Requirement Daily Rate
High school diploma and minimum of four (4) years 
work experience
$80.00
60 College credits hours up to a bachelor's degree $90.00
Bachelor's degree and higher $103.00
Bachelor's degree or higher and 10 years verified work experience in a public education institution $108.00
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How do I verify years of teaching for guest teacher salary credit?

If you have previous years of teaching experience, please send the Instructional Teaching Work Experience Verification Formto your former employer(s). This form should be completed and returned with a Document Submission Form to the following address to ensure proper salary placement.

School District of Lee County 
Staffing and Talent Management - Guest Teacer Applications 
2855 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33966

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How do I verify non-instructional work experience?
Four year of verified work experience is required for guest teacher applicants who do not have a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of college credit or hold a minimum of an Associates Degree. Please use attached form for Verification of Non-Instructional Work Experience. Return to Top
How long do I have to submit the Health Certificate Form?
Please have your doctor sign upon completion of a physical exam. Additionally, a Tuberculosis test with results is required. You will have 30 days from your date of employment to submit this to Personnel Services Return to Top
What should I do if I no longer wish to be a guest teacher?
Please complete an Ending Guest Teaching Form and return as instructed on the form. Return to Top
How long will my guest teacher status remain active?
Your status as a guest teacher will remain active as long as you work at least one day during the school year. If you do not work at least one day, your status will be made inactive and you will need to reapply. Return to Top