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MAY 2020

Important Notice Regarding NLESD Substitute Teachers

In order to be approved to the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) substitute lists for the upcoming 2020–21 school year, current substitute/temporary/casual employees and employees on an approved leave of absence who are employed by the NLESD at the end of the 2019–20 school year, are required to submit an internal Criminal Offence Declaration form. This is a written declaration on your NLESD profile to be prepared by the teacher listing the individual’s charges and convictions for criminal offences under the Criminal Code of Canada and provincial legislation, since last submitting a Criminal Record Check or Criminal Offence Declaration to the District, up to and including the date of the declaration.

If you have never been employed by or have severed employment with the District and are planning to substitute in 2020–21, you will need to provide a new Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check. Upon receiving your documents, they are then valid for six months. Due to the overwhelming volume of requests to the RNC and RCMP regarding Code of Conduct/Vulnerable Sector Checks, it is recommended to apply early to avoid delays. During the pandemic, RNC and some RCMP detachments have not been accepting requests for CRC / VS Checks. As a result, the NLESD is implementing temporary procedures to address this concern. A new teacher will need to upload, to their online NLESD profile, their latest CRC/VS Check document in their possession. If the document is not dated within the last six months, the teacher must also complete the NLESD Criminal Offence Declaration form on your online profile. The Association has requested that such requirements be communicated on the Job Opportunities section of the NLESD website.

If these documents are not present on your online profile at the time of applying for the substitute lists, you will not be approved. You should refer to the information provided on the NLESD website in this regard.

If you have any questions, please contact an NLTA Administrative Officer in Programs & Services at 1-709-726-3223 or 1-800-563-3599, or