Does anyone know if you teach in the USVI if you have to be fingerprinted, like you do in the states? I feel it is a violation of my civil rights.
Application requirements are here: http://teachusvi.net/
Can't imagine where you are teaching now (if you are) that they don't do fingerprinting and/or background checks.
vicanuck, actually the pay scale there is very close to ours here in FL. Personally, of course I wish I made more money, but I like to remember I get paid for a 9 1/2 month year.
When I went in and was talking with dept of ed here the guy told me they require a background check from the state you came from, and I believe you do have to get fingerprinted. And checking your criminal background before working a teaching job is done simply to protect children from potentially dangerous people, many jobs throughout all the states require this type of in-depth background check.
The pay for teachers is so low here, they'll take anyone with a pulse.
Not even close to true ---- I have been a credentialed high school math and chemistry teacher for the last 8 years, and when I went into department of ed they basically told me I had to get completely re-certified out here (not a simple process) -- I'm going to take my pulse filled self and just go bartend.
What about getting a driver's license? You have to give a thumb print for that too. New to me. We didn't have to give prints in MI for driving privileges. I have to humbly disagree that it is a violation of your civil rights since many careers do not have this requirement and the safety of children should be paramount.