The Human Resources Department supports the Mountain Lakes School District in its mission to:
Ensure that all students demonstrate mastery of defined skills and knowledge that will empower them to be productive, responsible, self-directed citizens of the global community.
Promote safe and supportive learning environments that challenge and inspire students while cultivating their intellectual curiosity.
Provide adequate resources to maintain the successful educational partnership that exists among staff, family, and community.
Foster the emotional, social, and physical development of our students.
Provide a dynamic and continuously evolving curriculum that addresses academic preparation and personal resiliency that includes the life-long learning skills of self- awareness, self-direction, and perspective consciousness.
As such, our focus is on the students of our district and we seek teachers, administrators, and support staff that best meet the requirements in fulfilling that mission. By working together with the district's administrators and the business office, the human resources department aspires to develop a supportive workplace designed to encourage staff teamwork, innovation and creativity. To that end, human resources strives to assist the district's administrative team in meeting goals that focus on maintaining practices that:
Ensure every member of the Mountain Lakes educational community possesses inherent worth and that mutual respect guides all personal interactions. Towards this end, support is provided to assist our staff in achieving a positive work/life balance with a focus on physical and emotional wellness;
Recognize the achievements of our staff and their contributions to the school district and the community at-large;
Implement a total rewards program that includes a competitive salary guide and a health benefits program that matches the needs of our staff and their families; and
Provide an "open door" for staff to encourage open communication, feedback and discussion with the knowledge that any discussions will be handled in an unbiased, confidential and timely manner.
The Mountain Lakes School District is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable federal, state and/or local equal opportunity laws and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity), marital status, disability, sexual orientation, age or genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.
Employee Residency Requirements:
Effective September 1, 2011, the “New Jersey First Act” contains new residency requirements for most public officers and employees. Current, new, or prospective public employees should be aware that the New Jersey First Act, N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), requires employees of all public employers (for example, state, county, and municipal governments), public agencies, authorities, boards, bodies, commissions, public institutions of higher education, certain quasi-public entities, and all school boards to reside in the State of New Jersey unless otherwise exempted under the law.
State of New Jersey Sexual Misconduct/Child Abuse Disclosure Release P.L. 2018, c. 5
Please submit all requests to HR@mlschools.org.
Mountain Lake School District’s online employment application system known as Frontline Recruiting and Hiring or AppliTrack. The system allows an applicant to complete an employment application for current and future openings. If you are interested in joining our team, please click Employment Opportunities. The application process consists of multiple steps and may take 30 to 60 minutes to complete.
You do not have to complete the application in one sitting, by using the “Continue/Modify your Application” link you can return to an application that you previously started and update that application at any time.
Please note that we no longer accept any paper applications, this includes: letters of reference; cover letters; resumes; etc. Please use our online process to complete your application as well as to upload any additional documents needed to complete your application.
When you submit your application for employment, you will receive an automatic receipt acknowledging your submission. Due to the volume of applicants we receive, the district is unable to respond to telephone or email inquiries regarding the status of an application. If there is further interest, you will be contacted for an interview.
Please click on the link to view all current employment opportunities in the Mountain Lakes School District.
All substitute teachers must hold a New Jersey Educator Credential (teacher, administrator, educational services) or a NJ Substitute Certificate. The NJDOE currently requires that all applicants for a substitute teaching certificate provide official college transcripts showing completion of a minimum of 30 college credits. Please see the link below from the NJDOE for more information on how to apply for a substitute certificate. NJDOE substitute-credential-faq.pdf All substitutes are required to be fingerprinted by the Office of Student Protection Services for public education. (Service code 2F1FB1, District Code 3460)
Substitute teachers in the Mountain Lakes School District utilize Frontline Absence Management (formerly known as Aesop) for scheduling and accepting assignments.
All substitute educational sign language interpreters are required to hold a NJDOE Educational Sign Language Interpreter Certification or passing score on EIPA. All substitutes are required to be fingerprinted by the Office of Student Protection Services for public education. (Service code 2F1FB1, District Code 3460)
All substitute nurses must hold an RN certification and be fingerprinted by the Office of Student Protection Services for public education. (Service code 2F1FB1, District Code 3460) Please complete the required application in Frontline Recruiting and Hiring and include a pdf of your certification in your application.
Substitute nurses in the Mountain Lakes School District utilize Frontline Absence Management (formerly known as Aesop) for scheduling and accepting assignments.
Black Seal License is preferred. Please complete the required application in Frontline Recruiting and Hiring and upload a pdf of your license with your application. All substitutes are required to be fingerprinted by the Office of Student Protection Services for public education. (Service code 2F1FB1, District Code 3460)
All coaches and advisors must hold a New Jersey Educator Credential (teacher, administrator, educational services) OR a NJ Substitute Certificate. The NJDOE currently requires that all applicants for a substitute teaching certificate provide official college transcripts showing completion of a minimum of 30 college credits. Please see the link below from the NJDOE for more information on how to apply for a substitute certificate. NJDOE substitute-credential-faq.pdf All substitutes are required to be fingerprinted by the Office of Student Protection Services for public education. (Service code 2F1FB1, District Code 3460)
Please complete the MLSD Volunteer Application/Information Google form. Anyone volunteering in the district more than three (3) times per school year is required to be fingerprinted by Idemia through the Office of Student Protection Services for public education. (Service code 2F151N, District Code 3460)
The Mountain Lakes School District participates in the SEHBP State of NJ health plan. The particular plans available to employees will vary depending upon one’s employment status. The following is an overview of Medical/RX and dental plans we offer to our employees:
NJEHP (New Jersey Educators Health Plan) - Horizon BCBSNJ PPO insurance plan
GSHP (Garden State Health Plan) - Aetna Insurance
Delta Dental Premier Advantage PPO Plan
Here at Mountain Lakes School District we value our employees' physical and mental well-being. We are dedicated to helping you lead a healthier and more balanced life, both in and out of the workplace. Check out some of the following programs and tools:
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ): (866) 488-7386
Morris County's Designated Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program, Prime Healthcare Services - Saint Clare’s, LLC 25 Pocono Road Denville 07834 - 973-625-6160
If you need to be absent on a school day, you must enter your absence in Frontline Absence Management. All absences must be entered at least two (2) hours prior to the start of the school day - this allows time for Frontline to contact substitutes - if needed. If you have an emergency situation that prevents you from entering an absence prior to the cut off time for your school, you must immediately notify the main office at your school that you will need to be absent. If you need to cancel an absence within an hour of the start of the school day, you will not be able to do so in Absence Management. Please call the main office at your school to notify them. If a substitute has been assigned to your absence, please make every effort to speak with someone at the school so that the sub can be notified that they will not be needed for the coverage.
Course/Program Pre-Approval and Movement on the Guide
|Program Pre-Approval: Staff member identifies a program they would like to purpose for horizontal advancement on the salary guide.||Frontline Electronic Form|
Course Approval Request: Staff members submit documentation for course completion that is a part of the pre- approved program requested.
Frontline Electronic Form
Movement on the Guide: Staff members must notify the board through the superintendent in writing of any anticipated changes in salary level. This request must be submitted by November 1 of the year preceding the contract year to which the level change becomes effective. (For example, if a staff member anticipates completing all course work related to their movement to the next salary level by June 2023, this form must be completed by November 2022. Their new salary level will be effective for the 2023-24 school year.)
|Frontline Electronic Form|
All Frontline forms are located under the “Forms” section of the navigation panel.
Department assignments will dictate how your professional development will be assigned, routed and approved. You may have been assigned to more than one department based on your role in the district. Please review your department(s) to ensure accuracy. If changes are needed, please reach out to the Assistant Superintendent via email.
Please follow the steps below to review your assigned department(s).
- Log onto your MyLearningPlan account.
- Click on "My Info" on the left side navigation.
- Click on "My User Profile."