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Notifications and Requirements

This page provides you with information related to your employment with the District. Please take a moment to review these documents carefully and contact us with any questions or comments at 313-389-0200 ext. 20305 


At Will Employment:

Except as otherwise provided by an employee’s collective bargaining agreement or individual contract, employment between an employee and the Lincoln Public Schools is on an at-will basis. This means that the employee is free to resign his/her employment at any time, for any reason, and the Lincoln Park Public Schools retains that same right. No individual supervisor, manager or officer can make a contrary agreement, except for the Superintendent, and even then, such an agreement must be set forth in a written employment contract with the employee, signed by the Superintendent.

Board Policies and Regulations:

All employees of the Lincoln Park Public Schools are required to abide by the policies and regulations of the Board of Education. Copies of these policies and regulations are available upon request from the Human Resources office. They are also located on the district website.

Mandatory Reporting

Each professional staff member employed by the District who has reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or neglect shall be responsible for reporting immediately every case, whether ascertained or suspected, of abuse or neglect resulting in physical or mental injury to a student by other than accidental means.   

Degree Change Form for LPEA:

Teachers may request a lane change to the appropriate salary based on completed course work. All course work must be completed first before the necessary form is filled out.   There are 2 deadline dates for upgrades, please contact Jennifer Borg at 313-389-0200 ext. 20305 for more information.  

Employment and Income Verification:

All employment verification's are handled through the Human Resources office.  Please contact 313-389-0200 ext. 20305 for more information.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA):

FMLA requires the Lincoln Park Public School District to provide up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons. Employees are eligible if they have worked for the Lincoln Park Public School District for at least 12 months and for one thousand two hundred and fifty (1, 250) hours over the previous 12 months. The method used for calculations is a “rolling” 12-month period measured backward from the date an employee uses any FMLA leave. Employees are required to use any available sick time. The FMLA leave begins on the employee’s first day off work. The complete FMLA regulations are located in all buildings and copies can be obtained from the Human Resource office.  FMLA FAQ’s


Effective January 1, 2006, the State of Michigan mandated that fingerprints and criminal background checks be secured for all current and new employees of Michigan Public Schools. Schools must secure fingerprints and request criminal background checks for all covered individuals on or before July 1, 2008. Schools are prohibited from allowing covered individuals who are convicted of “listed offenses” to work under contract in any school. In the event you are required to update or get new fingerprints, please contact the human resources office at 313-389-0200 ext. 20305.


The work and learning environment should be professional and free from intimidation, hostility or other offenses that might interfere with work performance. Harassment of any sort – verbal, sexual, physical – will not be tolerated.

Leaves of Absence:

All leaves of absence, whether paid or unpaid, must be requested in writing and responded to in writing. It is the obligation of the employee to keep the Human Resource office informed of contact information (address and phone number) while the employee is on an unpaid leave. Failure to report back to work on the first day after expiration of the leave of absence will be considered a voluntary termination of employment.

Online training for Bloodborne Pathogens:

All employees shall receive Bloodborne Pathogen training annually.  This training is available on line.  Should you have additional questions please contact our office.

School Safety Law:

On January 1, 2006, all Michigan School Districts must comply with a series of Public Acts related to school safety (2005 PA 129-131 and 138). Commencing January 1, 2006, all employees, new and current, will be required to have a criminal history record check conducted by the Michigan State Police (MSP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  The new law also requires you, as an employee of the district/school to self-report to your employer and the Michigan Department of Education when you have been arraigned/charged with a crime.  You must do so within three business days or you will be guilty of an additional crime.  Employees will report this information to Jennifer Borg, Executive Director of Staff and Student Services.

Non-paid, volunteers do not need to be fingerprinted but do need to complete a volunteer form.  Volunteer forms are located in the main office at the school building or here.  Once form is completed return to the main office at the school building.

Updating Teacher Certifications:

It is the teachers responsibility to keep certification up to date. Click here for instructions on how to renew your certificate. You can also contact the Michigan Department of Education. 

Workers’ Compensation :

Workers’ Compensation is the system used to provide wage replacement, medical and rehabilitation benefits to men and women who are injured while at work. Report injury to supervisor immediately, if medical treatment is needed, the employee must obtain an Authorization for Treatment and Injury Report forms from the school office.  This form must be signed by a supervisor or authorized person. The Authorization for Treatment form must be submitted to the Human Resources Office and the injury report should be sent to the Business Office. All injuries must be reported to Human Resources within 24 hours of the accident.