All staff absences that occur should be entered in the new absence management system. The absence management system can be accessed online.
You may also access the absence management system via phone at 1-800-942-3767. You will need the User ID and PIN number previously provided to you to log-in to this system or to access the system via phone.
In furtherance of the protection of our students and according to Newton Public Schools policy as well as compliance with Massachusetts General Laws; all employees, contractors, accompanists, volunteers, etc. must complete CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and SORI (Sexual Offender Registry Information) checks through Human Resources before working, providing assistance and/or services in our schools.
You must complete a CORI/SORI check at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled school visit. Please contact the Human Resources Department (617) 559-6005.
Background checks are valid for three years from the date of approval. You only need to be checked once in Newton for all Newton school visits. Since different standards may apply in other locations, background checks conducted for other towns/school districts are not sufficient.
Questions regarding this procedure can be directed to the Human Resources Department (617) 559-6005.
The Newton Public Schools (NPS) is required by law to conduct a state and national fingerprint criminal background check of all current and prospective school employees, who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children.
Newly hired employees must submit their fingerprints within 30 days of their hire date. Idemia IdentoGO is the state-approved vendor for fingerprinting services. To schedule your fingerprinting appointment, please visit their website (link below). You may also call Idemia at 1-866-349-8130. The Newton Public Schools ID# is 02070000.
If you have been recently fingerprinted by another public school district in Massachusetts, you will need to be re-fingerprinted for the Newton Public Schools, but you will eligible to be reimbursed for the fingerprinting fee. In order to be reimbursed you will need to submit to the Human Resources office, the Fingerprinting Reimbursement form (link below) as well as the required documents listed on the form.
Identification badges are required for entry into Newton Public School buildings. All employees are issued an ID badge by our Human Resources department upon hiring as a Newton Public Schools employee.
As an employee, if your ID badge is lost, stolen, or damaged, you may receive a replacement badge through the NPS Facilities Office, located in Room 308 of the Education Center (100 Walnut St.) Please use this form to request a replacement badge. Please note that a fee may be charged for a replacement ID badge. More information can be found in the form linked above.
As an employee, if your name has changed, you must obtain a new ID badge. Please provide proof of the name change to the Human Resources department in Room 201 at the Education Center.
All non-school employees, contractors, etc. must obtain an identification badge by visiting the NPS Facilities Office. Verification of approved CORI and SORI inquiries is required.
Mental Health Support
Newton Public Schools provides mental health resources to employees and the community through the City of Newton Health and Human Services department. Find out more by downloading document.
Newton Public Schools has partnered with Arx Education to conduct our annual Newton Public Schools Mandatory Training. You will receive an email directly from Arx Education on an annual basis. In the meantime, please read all District policies, procedures, and protocols that can be found on the School Committee section of our website.