Frequently Asked Questions

Human Resources Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a reason why I have not received a certificate documenting a recent professional development activity that I attended as I have in the past?

I am a beginning teacher, and I have an initial practitioner license. What do I need to do to convert my license to a professional license?

I am enrolled in a Masters program, and I have heard that I might still be able to receive a pay increase when I finish my Masters. Is this true?

Why are pictures of staff members appearing in Outlook messages that are sent and received? Is there any way that I can change my picture?

I am an employee of the school district who lives outside of Carmel. Is my child able to attend Carmel Clay Schools?

Are there any suggested programs for obtaining the CPR/AED certification that is required as of July 1, 2012 to renew my license?

How will I be notified in the event of a school delay or closing?

What do I do with the Form 1095-C?

Should I wait for the Form 1095-C to prepare my income tax return?

Under what circumstances would I need the information on Form 1095-C to file my U.S. Individual Income Tax Return?
 

Question: Is there a reason why I have not received a certificate documenting a recent professional development activity that I attended as I have in the past?

Answer: Beginning in June 2011, these certificates will not be printed immediately after each training. Instead, each employee will receive a report documenting their experiences for that year at the end of the school year. This change should assist staff members by requiring them to maintain less paperwork over time to document their experiences. Any questions about Professional Growth Points or this practice should be sent to Corrine Middleton, Director of Human Resources.

 

Question: I am a beginning teacher, and I have an initial practitioner license. What do I need to do to convert my license to a professional license?

Answer: If you have a rules 2002 initial practitioner license, you will need to participate in the Indiana Mentoring and Assessment Program (IMAP). You can find additional information on IMAP and the processes to convert your license by clicking here. If you have questions about this process, please contact Corrine Middleton, Director of Human Resources.

 

Question: I am enrolled in a Masters program, and I have heard that I might still be able to receive a pay increase when I finish my Masters. Is this true?

Answer: The new legislation includes a provision that will allow a teacher enrolled in a Masters program to receive a pay increase under his/her district's current salary schedule after the degree is completed provided that the teacher has started the coursework prior to July, 2011 and completes the coursework by September 2, 2014. It is not necessary to notify our office that you are enrolled in a Masters program as the beginning date of your coursework will be noted on your official transcript.

 

Question: Why are pictures of staff members appearing in Outlook messages that are sent and received? Is there any way that I can change my picture?

Answer: Staff pictures are included only on internal emails and are included in an effort to help staff members become more familiar with their colleagues. If a staff member would like to request to use a different picture of themselves, they should send an email to Ryan Newman expressing their desire to change their picture. They should also include an electronic photo that should mimic that of a school photo, in that it should be a headshot of only the staff member and should be appropriate for the work environment. The photo must be less than 10 Kb in size. As new school pictures are taken and available, the newest staff member photo will be utilized.

 

Question: I am an employee of the school district who lives outside of Carmel. Is my child able to attend Carmel Clay Schools?

Answer: Carmel Clay Schools employees, with the exception of substitutes, who live outside the boundaries of the school district are able to have their child attend Carmel Clay Schools. More information about this benefit is available here. In order to receive this benefit, employees should login to their myCCS account and click on the "Non-Resident Employee Enrollment Benefit Application" in the "Employee Center" widget.

 

Question: Are there any suggested programs for obtaining the CPR/AED certification that is required as of July 1, 2012 to renew my license?

Answer: The Hamilton County Health Department offers recommendations for online training and face to face skills assessment here
 

 Question: How will I be notified in the event of a school delay or closing?

Answer: Carmel Clay Schools will use the following channels to communicate with staff: 

  • Twitter
  • Text
  • Website update
  • Email
  • Recorded phone message

To begin receiving emergency text messages from Carmel Clay Schools (CCS), please follow ALL the steps below:

  1. Verify that your home and/or mobile number are on file with CCS in eSuite
  2. Indicate your willingness to receive emergency text messages from CCS by texting the word “yes” to 68453 using your mobile phone.
  3. Ensure you receive this text reply: “You're registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help. Msg&data rates may apply. msg freq varies."
  4. Repeat all steps for each legal guardian’s number that you wish to receive emergency text messages.

*Note: ALL steps must be completed to ensure participation in emergency text communication.

While there is no charge from Carmel Clay Schools, staff members receiving emergency text communications may incur and be responsible for charges from their wireless carriers.

All staff members are strongly encouraged to enroll in the program. Carmel Clay Schools cannot guarantee delivery of these text messages.

More information about this service can be found at www.schoolmessenger.com/txtmsg.
 

Question: What do I do with the Form 1095-C?

Answer: Keep this form with the materials you give to your tax preparer. If you prepare your own taxes, you may need to refer to this information as you prepare your return.

 

Question:  Should I wait for the form to prepare my income tax return?

Answer: In most cases, you do not need to wait for the Form 1095-C in order to file your U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040E).  Most employees will know whether they had health coverage for a month and can simply check a box on their tax return to attest tha they, their spouse (if filing jointly), and any eligible dependents had "minimum essential coverage" throughout the year.

 

Question: Under what circumstances would I need the information on Form 1095-C to file my U.S. Individual Income Tax Return?

Answer:  Only if:

  • You received an advance premium tax credit or wish to take the premium tax credit on your return; or
  • You had a gap in coverage of more than three consecutive months.