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Old 06-15-2007, 11:37 AM
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I have a marijuana charge on my record

BUT! I was stupid and young, in fact i recieved this charge 20 days after turning 18. It is NOT indicitive of who i am as a person now....I am 26. I got caught with it BEFORE i even decided to be a teacher. So now i am close to graduating and i am concerned about getting a job. Does anyone know any principals, or are there any principals on this forum that can tell what they think about applicatnts such as myself? I keep thinking that they will see the conviction (misdemeanor--small amount of marijuana) on the app. and put it aside and look for one that doesnt have one. Can anyone tell me anything aboiut my situation? Thank you!

 
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:48 AM
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Do you have to report misdemeanors on applications?
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:11 PM
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I believe so. At least every online app i see requires you to.
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:46 PM
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I beleive you do have to disclose it, but they give you a chance to explain. As you said, this is not indicitive of who you are today. People make mistakes.

I don't know the ramifications, but honesty is the best policy.
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:50 PM
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agreed!
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:06 PM
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You might want to look into alternative schools first - a charter school, perhaps, or something along those lines. Once you have a few years under your belt there, you can go for a more typical school and that will be an even looonger time ago.

I think honesty is necessary for this situation. I wonder if you even might want to write a short statement about it to attach w/ your resume, etc.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:08 PM
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I know in my state you have to have a criminal history check. I think everything shows up on that. But that's usually after the hiring process I believe.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:01 PM
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oh boy what a screw up I've made for myself! I would pay 1,000 dollars even more to get that awful blemish of my records! Its so embarrassing.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:45 PM
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An intern I new had an alcohol possession on her record from when she was 18. She did write out a little paragraph about it to attach to her application.

She got a job just fine.

Good luck.

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Old 06-15-2007, 04:45 PM
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Honestly I don't think anyone would care. I'd put somthing like posession of a small amount of marijuana at age 18.

It will be less of an issue in liberal areas than highly religious towns.
 

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