Ok... the last time I applied for a teaching job (not last year...but B.C. - Before Children) was back when we had to do everything by electric typewriter. You sent a resume and cover letter simply ASKING for them to mail you an application (just GETTING an application sent back meant you at LEAST looked good enough on paper for them to consider). ....so when they asked for your credentials (transcripts, etc) you didn't mind having the university send them (and you PAID for them to be sent-snail mail, of course). But now, it's the days of on-line applications, and having a downloaded beautiful copy of your transcript is all they ask for. EXCEPT a few districts... this one in particular wants an on-line application (including everything downloaded)...AND a cover letter, resume, credentials, etc. sent to them. There are three positions available...and each position needs these things sent to a different person. (I'm thinking they are cutting back the number of candidates by saying... if you will jump through all our beginning hoops...we MIGHT look at your cover letter. Sheeeesh) So my question is... Is it appropriate to send them beautiful colored copies of everything... rather than having to write my university to send me ($) sealed copies of my packet for each of these people? I'm thinking the copies are fine, but I don't want to get myself thrown out immediately!