It is the policy of Amphitheater Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion/religious beliefs, age, disability, political beliefs/affiliation, marital status, citizenship status, national origin, home language, family, social or cultural background in its educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by federal law. The districts abide by federal laws regarding people with disabilities. If you have a special need, reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries regarding compliance with any of the above may be directed to the individual districts’ Human Resources Department; or to the Director of the Office For Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Office Building, 1244 Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204-3582.
Every answer I have provided on this application is both complete and truthful. I understand and agree that: (1) if any information is omitted from, or not filled in on this application, or if any false information is furnished, the districts will reject my application; (2) if any false information is furnished, I will be ineligible for any consideration for employment and may be subject to criminal prosecution; (3) if I am employed by a district, I may be dismissed from employment, criminally prosecuted, and if certified, my certificate may be revoked, if it is later determined that I have furnished false information on this application; and (4) I have read the job description (if provided on the posting).
I understand that in order for any of these districts to determine my eligibility, qualifications and suitability for employment, the school district will conduct a background investigation if I am considered for an offer of employment. This investigation may include asking my current employer, any former employer, and any educational institution I have attended about my experience, qualifications, job performance, professional conduct, evaluations, education and training. This investigation may also confirm my dates of employment or enrollment, positions held, reason(s) for leaving employment, whether I could be rehired, reasons for not rehiring (if applicable), and similar information.
In addition, I understand that the District will confirm my fingerprint clearance is valid. I hereby certify that I am not awaiting trial on and have never been convicted of or admitted in open court or pursuant to a plea agreement committing any of the following criminal offenses in this state or similar offenses in another jurisdiction: sexual abuse of a minor; incest; first or second degree murder; kidnapping; arson; sexual assault; sexual exploitation of a minor; felony offenses involving contributing to the delinquency of a minor; commercial sexual exploitation of a minor; felony offenses involving sale, distribution or transportation of, offer to sell, transport or distribute or conspiracy to sell, transport or distribute marijuana, dangerous drugs or narcotic drugs; felony offenses involving the possession or use of marijuana, dangerous drugs or narcotic drugs; misdemeanor offenses involving the possession or use of marijuana or dangerous drugs; burglary in the first degree; burglary in the second or third degree; aggravated or armed robbery; robbery; a dangerous crime against children as defined in section 13-604.01; child abuse; sexual conduct with a minor; molestation of a child; manslaughter; aggravated assault; assault; exploitation of minors involving drug offenses.
If employed by any of these school districts, employment is conditional and rests upon (a) satisfactory pre-employment reference checks, (b) results of fingerprint check, and is subject to (c) the policies and regulations of the district, (d) submitting documentary proof of authorization to work in the United States, (e) and, if required, appropriate state certification/licensing. Employment will not be finalized until the background investigation has been completed. Misrepresentation or omission of pertinent facts may be cause for termination. Parties providing this information will be released from any liability in connection with reference and fingerprint checks made by the district.
It is unlawful for a person seeking employment with this district to fail to give notice of conviction of a dangerous crime against children such as defined in Arizona Revised Statute 13-604.01. (Second degree murder; aggravated assault resulting in serious physical injury or involving the discharge, use or threatening exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument; sexual assault; molestation of a child; sexual conduct with a minor; commercial sexual exploitation of a minor; sexual exploitation of a minor; child abuse; kidnapping; sexual abuse; taking a child for the purpose of prostitution; child prostitution; involving or using minors in drug offenses; continuous sexual abuse of a child; attempted first degree murder.
I hereby give my consent for any current or former employer or educational institution to release to the School District any information requested in connection with this background investigation. By signing below, I acknowledge that some employers are unwilling to provide job reference information concerning a current or past employee unless they may do so confidentially with assurance that the job reference information, or the name of the person providing the information, will not be disclosed to the applicant (their former employee). I also understand that the School District will not further consider my application if it cannot complete its background investigation. I, therefore, agree that any job reference information that is orally communicated to the School District and that the District commits to writing shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed to me, and I shall not be entitled to any records concerning this job reference information.
I release, hold harmless and agree not to sue or file any claim of any kind against my current or former employer or educational institution, and any officer or employee of either, that in good faith furnishes written or oral references requested by this School District to complete its background investigation.
Under penalty of prosecution and termination, I hereby certify that the information presented on this application is true, accurate and complete. I authorize the investigation of all statements contained herein and understand that any document relevant to this information may be reviewed by agents of the school district.
I certify that the information given by me in this application is true in all respects, and I agree that if the information given is found to be false in any way, it shall be considered sufficient cause for denial of employment or discharge. I authorize the use of any information in the application to verify my statement, and I authorize past employers, all references and any other person to answer all questions asked concerning my ability, character, reputation, and previous employment record. I release all such persons from any liability or damages on account of having furnished such information.