For Medford, Oregon, school district's certificated applications are these ridiculous questions designed solely to weed teacher applicants out: Have you ever been placed on a plan of improvement or formally disciplined for work performance? No Yes Have you ever been released or discharged from an educational position or school related employment because of unsatisfactory service or misconduct? No Yes The problem is the last school district where I worked screwed up in both cases. In the first case, the principal wrote me up on trumped-up charges stemming from a class field trip because he was mad I wouldn't cheat for him. I was given an admonition where the "discipline" was a suspension with two days pay and I was supposed to be on a plan of improvement. Neither ever happened and the 90-day window of implementation expired, so the admonition wasn't valid. The principal in this case was eventually demoted over sexual misconduct with a subordinate. The problem with the second question is I was dismissed, but it was not misconduct but ostensibly over an FMLA form I submitted before my illness ran its course. It didn't even merit an oral reprimand. The principal in this case (a different one) broke the law and fired me without having followed the law. I never committed any kind of misconduct, and I was able to get UI benefits without any problem. The district never challenged it. It was HR that put the principal up to firing me although she hadn't done anything she was supposed to do. She was punished not by losing her job like she should have, but she was reassigned to another school. I am very tempted that if I apply for this district to simply check off "no" for both answers rather than write ten pages explaining the district's screw ups giving this district an excuse to weed me out. How would people here answer those ridiculous questions if this was their situation?