Frequently Asked Questions
The Columbus Municipal School District (CMSD) Office of Human Resources is committed to meeting the needs of our past, present, and potential employees. We have compiled a listing of questions with answers to help provide the best possible service. Some questions have more complex answers that cannot be fully addressed here. We recommend that you contact a member of the Human Resources team to discuss more detailed matters. Additionally, the CMSD Employee Handbook contains other information that may answer your questions.
Apply for a Position
All applicants are required to use our online system and all open positions are posted there. It is necessary to create an account tied to an email account to apply for one. Once the account is created, it is possible to apply for multiple positions. Click here to view open positions, create an account or log in to the system.
Click here to view descriptions for all positions within the district.
Columbus Municipal School District has partnered with Kelly Educational Staffing (KES) for our substitute teacher needs beginning in December 2014. KES will handle all the aspects of our substitute teacher program including hiring, training and scheduling. There are several advantages to this partnership such as the opportunity for substitute employees to have year-round employment and additional incentives exclusive to employment with KES.
Perfect Attendance Incentive
Defined as reporting to work as scheduled and remaining at work the entire day, and/or not using personal or sick time during the predetermined period (usually a calendar month). The additional sick day(s) will be added the following school year.
The Teacher Incentive Pay Program is for all employees. When a school improves a letter grade during the school year, incentive pay will be paid in December following the release of official test score data from MDE. There are various monetary payouts.
Math and Science Teacher Incentive
The Columbus Municipal School District developed the Mathematics and Science Signing Bonus to aid in recruiting and retaining talented mathematics and science educators. A one-time, $3,500 payment is provided to our newly hired educators who teach mathematics and/or science courses the entire instructional day. This payment is in addition to the base salary and any other compensation the educator is eligible to receive. We want to be the employer of choice and compensation is often a factor when people choose where to work. More importantly, we want to attract and retain educators that are committed and will positively impact student achievement.