Human Resources

Teaching is a challenging and rewarding career. In today’s social and world climate, it seems more important than ever to help our children build strong minds and character. By becoming a teacher in our school district, you can be a part of developing capable, creative, and responsible citizens.

Employment Procedures

All persons applying for work at SASD must send a letter of interest, resume, references, and copies of all applicable clearance certificates to:

Mr. Brice Benson
Superintendent of Schools
Smethport Area School District
414 South Mechanic Street
Smethport, PA 16749

All teachers and substitute teachers must complete and return a standard teaching application in addition to the materials referenced above. We would also like a copy of your college transcripts.

Required Clearances
All applicants are responsible for obtaining and paying for each clearance required for their job. All clearance certificates should be less than one year old.

  • Act 34 - PA Criminal Background Check
    • Applicant can expect to pay a $22.00 fee.
    • Results are usually immediate. PRINT CERTIFICATION FORM (located on your confirmation page near the bottom of your receipt information—click on link and print form).
    • A downloadable version of the PA Criminal Background Check form is also available.
  • Act 114 - FBI Fingerprint
    • IdentoGo Instructions
    • Applicant must first register online, then proceed to a fingerprint collection site for printing. Bring a photo ID.
    • Service code: 1KG6XN for employment. Print registration receipt.
    • Applicants pay their $22.00 fee at the collection site with a credit card or business check. No cash or personal checks will be accepted.
    • Registration receipt can be turned in with other clearances at the district office.
    • Volunteers can complete an affidavit in place of the Act 114.
  • Act 151 - Child Abuse Clearance
    • Create individual account.
    • Keystone ID is going to be your username.
    • Applicant can expect to pay a $13.00 fee.
    • Could take seven to ten days to receive an email when clearance is completed. Print and turn in with other clearances.
    • A downloadable version of the Child Abuse Clearance form is also available.
  • Act 24 - Conviction and Arrest Clearance - Employment
  • Act 24 - Conviction and Arrest Clearance - Volunteers
  • Act 31/126 - Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
    • 3-hour online training
  • Act 168 - Sexual Misconduct and Abuse Disclosure
    • Must be completed by the current employer and any past employers of jobs that required the possibility of care, supervision, guidance, or control of children or routine interaction with children.
    • This employment history review does not apply to student teaching.
    • Must be returned to the district from the employer (cannot be turned in to the district by the applicant).

Non-Discrimination Policies

Title IX
The Smethport Area School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex within the meaning of Title IX and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 in any of the educational programs or activities that it operates including admissions and employment practices. Inquiries regarding Title IX may be directed to Mr. Brice N. Benson, Title IX coordinator, 414 South Mechanic St., Smethport, PA 16749.

Section 504
It is the policy of the Smethport Area School District not to discriminate against any qualified handicapped persons in the employment and operation of its school, its educational programs, services, and activities and in any other areas where compliance is required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.