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New Hire Employees


Thank you for choosing to become a part of the Longhorn family. Please read the information below, we hope that this information makes the transition as easy as possible.

New Employee Processing

Once you have been recommended for employment by your supervisor, you will be contacted by Celeste Bradberry regarding the signing of your contract. 

Please bring the following items with you when you come to sign your contract

  • Drivers License

  • Social Security Card 

  • Official College Transcript (if applicable)

  • Service Records (if applicable)

  • Statement of Eligibility (if applicable)

  • Voided Check or other document from your banking institution with the Routing Number and Account Number

** If you have worked in another school district, you will need to request your Service Records and turn those into Celeste Bradberry as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to make sure they are turned into Celeste Bradberry before you start your employment with TISD.

Salary Information

Basic salary information for teachers may be found on the Teacher Salary Schedule page. Your salary will be determined bases on job type, pay grade, and verifiable years of experience. Your salary will be spread out over a 12 month period. Paychecks are issued on the 25th of each month or the Friday before should the 25th fall on a weekend. If the 25th falls during a holiday (i.e. Thanksgiving, Christmas), employees are paid the day the district gets out for the holiday. 


All employees must complete the State mandated fingerprint process before they are able to work. Certified employees will go to to pay and schedule their fingerprint appointment. Non-certified employees will be given information on this process when they register for a substitute orientation. If you have worked in another school district and have already been fingerprinted, you will not need to redo the fingerprinting process. 


See the benefits page on the district website for specific benefits information. New employees have 31 days from the date of hire to enroll for benefits.


  • You are eligible for employment with a professional contract and full teacher pay if you hold a Provisional, Standard, One-Year or Probationary teaching certificate issued by the State Board of Educator Certification or the Texas Education Agency. 

  • Out-of-State Certified Teachers: apply online at for a review of credentials and a Texas One Year Certificate and pay fees online.

  • ACP Acceptance Letter: Please submit a copy of your acceptance letter into a certification program. The letter should show teaching field and school term for which you are eligible for an internship. You must pass your content area test before you are considered eligible for a teaching assignment in Tarkington ISD. You must be eligible for a Probationary Certificate within 30 days of your employment date. 

Records for your Personnel File

Your personnel file will be complete when the HR department receives verification of prior service and transcripts documenting education attained. Texas teaching experience must be verified on an original Texas Service Record Form. Original Texas Service Records must be received before you can advance on the salary schedule. You will be paid as a beginning teacher until the original records are received in the HR office. Out-of-State service records should be requested. Transcripts must be original, official transcripts for all undergraduate work, graduate courses, and all degrees conferred. Make sure to include your former names in your request. Mail to: Celeste Bradberry, 2770 FM 163, Cleveland, TX 77327.