Human Resources

Welcome to the TPS Human Resources page. This is where you’ll find information regarding benefits, salary schedules, codes of conduct, and notices and agreements. If you’re looking for contract agreements, click here

Interested in working for TPS? Check out our job opportunities

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In addition to competitive salaries, Toledo Public Schools also offers a number of excellent benefits to our teachers, including:

  • Retirement - Every teacher participates in the Ohio State Teachers Retirement System
  • Sick Leave - Teachers are granted 15 sick leave days per year, and employees may receive financial payment for unused sick leave upon retirement
  • Personal Leave - Each teacher is annually granted two days without question
  • Insurance - Health Insurance, including Group Life, major medical Group Life, Prescription Plan, Dental, Optical, Misc. (Employee-paid Portable Voluntary Life, Cancer, Income Protection), Bloodborne Pathogen Training/Hepatitis B Immunizations, Employee Assistance Program
  • Tax Shelter Annuity Programs Available
  • Credit Union
  • Salary Increments:
    • Bachelor's + 15 hours
    • Master's degree
    • Graduate hours after receipt of the Master's degree, computed at $40 per semester hour after 15 semester hours have been accumulated (not to exceed 60 hours)
    • Doctorate degree
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Administrative Salary Schedule
Interested in working for TPS?

As part of the onboarding process, Toledo Public Schools does require all applicants to go through a screening process prior to hiring which includes a background check (BCI/FBI) and drug screening. A physical may also be required, dependent upon position.

A proper license is also required, dependent upon the position (teaching, paraprofessional, coaching, school counselor, administrative, etc.)

New Hire Page

Once hired, as part of the onboarding process, new employees to the district will be required to complete the following requirements (do not do this unless instructed by the HR Department to do so):

  • Drug screening
  • This process can be completed at the Public Safety and Security Services Office, 3301 Upton Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43613 during the designated hours of 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Monday-Friday. The fee associated with the criminal records check can be paid by cash or money order; other forms of payment will not be accepted
  •  If the FBI and/or BCI records check indicate(s) you have been convicted of a crime and applicable law prohibits your employment, or TPS considers you to be unsatisfactory for employment because of the criminal conviction, you will not be employed
  • Drug screening
  •  Drug screening must be completed at St. Vincent’s Occuhealth, 2213 Cherry St., during the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday; a fee is associated with the drug screen
  •  The result of such an examination will be used only in accordance with applicable laws; if the drug screening results are unsatisfactory to TPS, you will not be employed
  • Official transcripts
  • Official transcripts from the institution (s) of higher education which you attended will also be required
  • Valid state licensure
  • A valid Ohio administrative, teaching, substitute certificate, or be able to obtain one prior to employment
  •  A valid Ohio certificate can be obtained through the Ohio Department of Education
  • Once all requirements are completed and received by Human Resources, you will be contacted to attend new hire orientation.