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Contracts and Licensing

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Licensing

  • The Human Resources Department is committed to ensuring that each Elkhart Community Schools Certified Teacher is highly qualified and appropriately certified. We will provide all teachers with consistent reminders related to obtaining Indiana licensure as a first year teacher or as a teacher from another state. We will also provide timely and consistent reminders related to license renewals. Be aware that maintaining a current and appropriate license for the area in which you teach is of the utmost importance. Also be reminded that even though the Personnel Department will provide all the support possible, it is the teacher’s ultimate responsibility to maintain appropriate licensure.

    Indiana Teacher License Application and Instructions

 

Teacher Licensing Information

Transition to Teaching Program

Indiana’s Transition to Teaching program is for college-degreed adults who wish to obtain their teacher certification and move into the school classroom.

Paraprofessional Licensing Information

The ParaPro Assessment measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction. It was designed to satisfy the requirements of the federally legislated No Child Left Behind Act. Anyone seeking employment as a paraprofessional in the State of Indiana must successfully complete the ParaPro exam. Through our Continuing Education department, we are proud to be a testing site for this exam. 

For additional information, please visit our Community Education page or call 574-262-5678.

The ParaPro exam will be offered at Elkhart Adult Education on the following 2022 dates from 5:00-8:00pm. Please enter Door #27 at the Elkhart High School Freshman Division. 

  • Wednesday, June 15
  • Wednesday, July 20
  • Wednesday, August 17
  • Wednesday, Sept 21
  • Wednesday, Oct 19
  • Wednesday, Nov 16
  • Wednesday, Dec 21

IC-20-26-5-4 Compliance Information

Pursuant to Indiana Code 20-26-5-4.7, the Elkhart Community Schools posts hereunder the contract provisions of its Superintendent and certain employees. For questions or additional information, please contact Douglas Thorne, Chief of Staff and District Counsel.

  • IC-20-26-5-4 Compliance Information
    • IC 20-26-5-4.7
      Internet posting of contract provisions for certain employees
          Sec. 4.7. (a) This section does not apply to a:
      (1) superintendent of a school corporation; or
      (2) certificated employee (as defined in IC 20-29-2-4) that is represented by an exclusive representative (as defined in IC 20-29-2-9) under IC 20-29.
      (b) The superintendent shall post the provisions of an employment contract that the school corporation enters into with a certificated employee on the school corporation’s Internet web site.
      As added by P.L.148-2012, SEC.3.
    • Pursuant to Indiana Code 20-26-5-4.7, the Elkhart Community Schools posts hereunder the contract provisions of its Superintendent and certain employees. For questions or additional information, please contact Douglas Thorne, Chief of Staff and District Counsel.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

  • Notice of Non-Discrimination
    • Elkhart Community Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, limited English proficiency, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
      • Title IX-Sex
        W. Douglas Thorne
        District Counsel/Chief of Staff
        2720 California Road
        Elkhart, IN 46514
        (574) 262-5517 / Email: dthorne@elkhart.k12.in.us
      • Title VI-Race, Color, National Origin and Limited English Proficiency
        W. Douglas Thorne
        District Counsel/Chief of Staff
        2720 California Road
        Elkhart, IN 46514
        (574) 262-5517 / Email: dthorne@elkhart.k12.in.us
      • Title VII
        W. Douglas Thorne
        District Counsel/Chief of Staff
        2720 California Road
        Elkhart, IN 46514
        (574) 262-5517 / Email: dthorne@elkhart.k12.in.us
      • §504 and Americans with Disabilities Act – Handicap/Disability
        Anthony England
        Assistant Superintendent of Exceptional Learners
        2720 California Road
        Elkhart, IN 46514
        (574) 262-5542 / Email: aengland@elkhart.k12.in.us
      • Resolutions