In order to be eligible for any service position with Mercer County Schools, applicants must have a high school diploma or GED/TASC. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
MCBOE Board Policy A-06 allows for drug screening of any potential applicants. The drug testing is completed through the Department of Human Resources through a selected vendor. Satisfactory drug results are mandatory for employment with Mercer County Schools.
All prospective school employees are required to have a criminal background check through the state criminal identification bureau and the federal bureau of investigations. The fingerprinting for those background checks are completed through the Department of Human Resources through a select vendor. Mercer County Schools works diligently to have these background checks done efficiently. However, if a new employee is offered a position of employment and is approved by the Mercer County Board of Education to begin employment, this employment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory background check from both bureaus. Unsatisfactory results will result in a withdrawal of the offer for employment.
Notice of Non Discrimination
Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, and sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment are hereby notified that Mercer County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), age, genetic information, disability in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Any persons having inquiries concerning the Mercer County School District's compliance please contact the Title IX Coordinator for Mercer County Schools at 304-487-1551.