EMPLOYMENT FAQ FOR ADMINISTRATORS

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Are criminal history checks required at charter schools?Yes. The charter school is required, by law, to do criminal background checks in a fashion similar to that of the district in which the charter school is located. The policy shall be applied uniformly as a requirement for all applicants before an unconditional job offer is made. An applicant may be employed conditionally while the charter school board of directors check the person's criminal history and make a decision based on the results.NC General Assembly G.S. 115C-332
Are charter school employees' state employees?No. Charter school employees are employed by and contracted with the charter school's board of directors, and therefore, not considered state employees.
When a teacher transfers from a traditional public school to a charter public school, does their leave balances transfer with them?According to the NC Public Schools Benefits and Employment Policy Manual, There is no provision for public school employees to transfer leave to or from charter schools. This is at the discretion of the charter school board. The board may elect to honor teachers' leave balances from their former traditional public school system, but it is not required.NC Benefits and Employment Policy Manual
When a teacher transfers from a traditional public school to a charter public school, does their retirement funds and health insurance transfer with them?The charter school board may elect to participate in the State Health Plan and State Retirement System, but it is not required to do so. If the charter school board has elected to participate in the State Health Plan and State Retirement System, then teachers will continue participation in both plans.

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