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New Employee Orientation


Please plan to attend New Employee Orientation
Every new hire for DeSoto County Schools must attend New Employee Orientation prior to their start date.  New hires may include returning former employees or first-time employees to the District.  Sessions for new hires will be held weekly during the school year.  To schedule an appointment to attend orientation, please call 662-449-7202.

How long will New Employee Orientation last?
New Employee Orientation will last approximately three to four hours.  New Hire paperwork will be reviewed, benefits will be discussed and you will be fingerprinted for a background check.  A picture will also be taken for a District ID Badge during orientation.

Background Checks
All employees, chaperones and volunteers of DeSoto County Schools must be fingerprinted for a background check. See link regarding DCS Backround Checks.

Required Documents for New Employee Orientation
The following information is provided in the New Hire Packet.  New Hire Packets will be given to the new employee by their immediate supervisor.

  • Identification and completed I-9: You may review the list of acceptable documents by selecting this link.  DCS uses E-Verify to verify eligibility .You will be required to present either one (1) document from list A OR one (1) document from list B AND one (1) document from list C. Federal Law requires that you must present original documents.
  • Valid Drivers' License or another valid form of photo identification
  • Social Security Card.
  • Social Security numbers and birth dates for spouse and dependents (if applicable).
  • Social Security numbers and birth dates of those you will name as beneficiaries.
  • Certified Teaching License (if applicable)
  • Completed Tax Forms
  • Completed Personal Contact Information
  • Completed Verification of Experience (if applicable)
  • Completed Insurance paperwork (if applicable)
  • Completed EEOC Form
  • Background Check Fee (cash or check made payable to DeSoto County Schools - $32)

PLEASE NOTE:  All newly hired employees must have proper documents on file in the Human Resources Department in order to be approved by the DCS Board for employment. 
(Application, references, transcripts, test scores and teaching license (if applicable).

Please contact Human Resources at 662-449-7100 for more information.


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