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  1. msrosie

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    So I officially accepted a position yesterday, talked to HR and everything. She said that she'd email me all the paperwork right away because school starts in 2 weeks. Apparently they don't do most of the HR stuff in person like I assumed would happen. Anyway, she added me to their system online, so I can see some things, but still no paperwork or even any directions as far as next steps. Like I know I need a physical and TB test and fingerprints and all before my frist day of work, but I've been given no info about where to go for any of this.

    I feel like I should be worried because I'm expected to be at new teacher orientation on Thursday/Friday and training for reading instruction Monday-Wednesday but can I go to those things if I don't have paperwork?
     
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    Your doctor can most likely do your TB test and you can have the results copied to hand in, but I would call HR and ask if they have specific forms for that. TB tests take a few days so I would say at least get started on that...
    As far as fingerprinting, it depends on your state and district. One district I subbed in last year required us to get our own fingerprints done (there's a list of places that do that around here). The other district had a fingerprinting station at the main office, so they did it for free at orientation.

    Call HR and ask about the test and fingerprints though. It's better to ask and feel a bit silly than to not be able to work because it's not done.
     
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    TB tests take two days, at least the one my doctor does.
     
  5. msrosie

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    I know, but I also know that some districts have specific places for you to go to get that stuff done. For example, my home district contracts out to a specific place and if you get everything done there, you save like 50 bucks.

    It all varies district to district and I wish HR had given me some guidance that's all.
     
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    When I got hired for my current job, they did TB tests at the nurse's office the first day of orientation. If I had known that, I wouldn't have went out to Walgreens and paid $40 for a TB test. Check to see if the school will do it for free!
     

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