Human Resources

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department is responsible for the recruitment, hiring and the assignment of all employees of District 129, with the approval of the interim superintendents and the board of education.

We support the District’s important work with students by overseeing the areas of recruitment and retaining teachers and staff, labor relations, compensation, benefits, and employee development and performance. 

Employment

Certified Staff Pre-Hire Documentation

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

There are several required new employee forms that we will ask you to complete in advance of your scheduled fingerprint appointment here at the Administration Office. We ask you to do this ahead of time in the interest of saving time at the meeting. Most of these forms can be completed "on-screen" and then printed out. You will be given brief instructions for each of the forms. If you have any questions as you are completing forms, please contact us simply by calling; 630-301-5030
*Please note: Substitute applicants must complete fingerprinting and background checks through the Kane County ROE located in Geneva. You may visit http://www.kaneroe.org/fingerprinting/ to make an appointment at your earliest convenience. 

 

Please complete, print, and bring with you the following forms:

Instructions to complete this form are included with the form.
Federal W-4 Form & Instructions

Instructions to complete this form are included with the form.
State of Illinois Withholding Form (W-4)

The Teacher Retirement System is your mandatory retirement plan. The school board contributes your portion towards your retirement. Instructions to complete this form are included with the form.
TRS Enrollment Form

This is a federal form. You only need to complete & sign Section 1 on page 7. You will be asked at the meeting to provide your driver's license and social security card to prove eligibility for employment in The United States.
Employment Eligibility Form (I-9)

You will be required to turn in a physical form. Although it isn't necessary to have this completed at your fingerprint appointment, having this form will give you an opportunity to make an appointment now if you choose to do so.
Employee's Health Examination Record

If you have any prior teaching experience, please complete this form. Complete the top half only, and turn it in with your other paperwork. District 129 will forward it on to your prior school/s for verification of employment.
employment Verification Form

This link directs you to the view the video. Please print out the certificate of completion and bring it with you along with the other forms. 
mandated reporter training video

Mandated Reporter Training Booklet

If you work for an employer who does not withhold Social Security taxes from your salary, such as a government agency like a school district or an employer in another country, the pension you get based on that work may reduce your Social Security benefits. The Windfall Elimination Provision affects how the amount of your retirement or disability benefit is calculated if you receive a pension from work where Social Security taxes were not taken out of your pay. A modified formula is used to calculate your benefit amount, resulting in a lower Social Security benefit than you otherwise would receive. If you would like additional information regarding this provision, please refer to the following site.
statement concerning your employment in a job not covered by social security

Substitute Applicants

Thank you for your interest in substituting for West Aurora School District. Please review the following information, as it will guide you through the requirements & the application process.

Application Process

  • All substitute applicants may complete an online application via the Employment webpage or by clicking HERE.
  • All substitute applicants are subject to reference checks. Please provide accurate contact information for your professional references, including a current email address and phone number(s).
  • You are welcome to upload relevant documents to your online application such as college transcripts, reference letters and resumes.
  • Please note that all substitute applicants are responsible for a completing a fingerprint session at the Kane County ROE in Geneva. To schedule an appointment, please visit their web site: http://www.kaneroe.org/fingerprinting/. Once completed, please send a copy of your authorization form to our Sub Coordinator at your earliest convenience. 
  • Prior to employment, you will be asked to provide photo identification and complete the pre-hire documents sent via Applitrack. The documents may be delivered via email, fax, postal mail or in person to our Sub Coordinator.
  • When your credentials and application materials have been completed in entirety and approved, you will be contacted directly to schedule an orientation meeting.

Substitute Teachers

To serve as a substitute teacher in the West Aurora School District, you must be licensed and registered to teach in Kane County. Licensing and registration can be completed through the Kane County ROE (Regional Office of Education) in Geneva. Please be sure to complete the registration process for Kane County as you must be properly registered in the county you plan to work within the state of Illinois. Those interested in substitute teaching must be licensed either by a state approved PEL (Professional Educator’s License) or a standard SUB (Substitute Teaching) license. To obtain a SUB license you must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

Please follow the links below to learn more:
www.kaneroe.org/
https://teachinkane.org/
www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-Licensure-Requirements.aspx 

Substitute Paraprofessionals
To serve as a substitute paraprofessional in the West Aurora School District, you must be licensed and registered in Kane County. Licensing and registration can be completed through the Kane County ROE (Regional Office of Education) in Geneva. Please be sure to complete the registration process for Kane County as you must be properly registered in the county you plan to work within the state of Illinois. Those interested in substituting as a paraprofessional must obtain an ELS (Educator License with Stipulations). However, if you already have a current SUB license or PEL, you do not need to pursue a separate ELS.

Please follow the links below to learn more:
https://ieanea.org/resources/illinois-teacher-certification/
www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-License-with-Stipulations.aspx 
Non-Certified Substitutes
Classified substitutes often provide additional support to various locations throughout the district. To serve as a substitute in additional non-certified fields (such as clerical, health assistant, or security support), please follow the remaining instructions below.

 

If you have any questions after reviewing the information, please contact our substitute coordinator at your convenience. 

Liz Drenthe
Substitute Coordinator/Aesop Operator
630.301.5604
ldrenthe@sd129.org

Contracts

Dr. Michael P Smith

Dr. Michael P Smith

Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Administration
Jennifer Danca

Jennifer Danca

Human Resources Coordinator
Administration
Caroline Haas-Davis

Caroline Haas-Davis

Human Resources Classified Staff Specialist
Pamela Shumway

Pamela Shumway

Human Resources Benefits Specialist
Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith

Human Resources Certified Staff Specialist
Administration
Liz Drenthe

Liz Drenthe

Office Professional, Human Resources
Patricia Miller

Patricia Miller

Office Professional, Human Resources