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Multiple Special Education Teaching Positions ranging from .50 to 1.0 FTE *signing bonus

Fern Ridge School District

February 1, 2024

Fern Ridge School District is seeking candidates for multiple Special Education positions K-12, at multiple schools.  These positions will range from .50 FTE to 1.0 FTE and may include resource room, behavior classroom, or self-contained classroom. 

Fern Ridge is offering a signing bonus of up to $2,500 for newly hired licensed Special Education teachers - see below for details

Qualifications: The successful candidate(s) will hold the appropriate license and endorsement(s) in the State of Oregon and demonstrate knowledge of best practices in teaching special education students. 

Responsibilities:  Work towards creating a vibrant learning community for our highest need students.  Implement state standards and provide instruction that promotes all skill development, knowledge and reasoning. Use a variety of assessments to inform instruction and create an environment that maximizes student learning.  Manage and write all special education paperwork (IEP, evaluation, and related documentation). Model and teach respect with an awareness of diversity and perform other duties as assigned. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to providing excellence for every student so that each will reach their greatest potential. 

Please be prepared to upload the following documents into Frontline:
~ Current Resume
~ Copy of Transcripts
~ Copy of Teaching License
~ Four (4) Letters of Recommendation

Please contact the District Office, 88834 Territorial Rd., Elmira, OR 97437, (541) 935-2253 Ext. 1203, or e-mail if you have any questions.
Starting Date: TBD

There are many benefits to eligible Fern Ridge School District employees including:

- Signing *bonus of $2,500 for first year staff (this will be pro-rated based on FTE)
- Moving expense assistance up to $2,000 may be provided for new Special Education teachers relocating more than 50 miles. 
- Salary Range of $41,008 - $78,742 depending on education/experience for 1.0 FTE
- Salary Range of $20,504 - $39,371 depending on education/experience for .50 FTE
- Paid Personal Days
- Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Flexible spending account
- 403B and PERS. 
- Comprehensive staff wellness program
For more information, visit the Staff page of our website and click on Employee Benefits at

*Signing Bonus Details:

For the 2024-2025 school year, all Special Education Case Managers who are on-site certified members of the Certified Bargaining Unit, will be paid an extra duty signing bonus or retention bonus.  This bonus shall be as follows: 

First-year licensed staff will receive a $2500 signing bonus (prorated based on FTE):
For first-year staff, the signing bonus will be payable in three installments on monthly paydays, including $1000 in October, $500 in January and $1000 in June; 
If an employee is hired after the beginning of the contract year, the District will prorate the bonus, based on the actual contract days worked;
If an employee takes extended leave, the signing bonus or retention bonus will be prorated based on the actual contract days worked.  Contract days include workdays, holidays, and days protected by FMLA/OFLA/Paid Leave Oregon.
In the event that a first year employee resigns and leaves the district prior to the end of the contract year, any signing bonus previously paid out during the contract year will be subtracted from the final paycheck.
 In order to offer flexibility in hiring fairs, the District may also offer up to $2000 to help cover moving expenses for new Special Education employees who live more than 50 miles from the District, payable in the second paycheck for the employee.

For more information visit the Staff page of our website and click on Employee Benefits at

Fern Ridge School District is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: 

The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, sex or  age in its programs or activities.

Equal employment opportunity treatment will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, retaining, transferring, promoting, and training of all employees regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age veterans' status, genetic information, marital status, and disability if the employee, with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position.

If you have any concerns or complaints, please contact Human Resources at 541-935-2253 Ext 1203.

Veterans:  A copy of the applicants Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge OR a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the applicant receives a non-service connected pensions.

Disabled Veterans: A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge AND a copy of the applicant’s veteran's disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (unless the information is included on the DD Form 214 or 215).

For veterans' preference to apply, the required military documents must be submitted at the time of application submission.

Contact Information:
Fern Ridge School District 28J
Human Resources Department
88834 Territorial Road
Elmira, OR 97437

Phone:           541-935-2253 Ext. 1203