General McLane School District — located in Erie County, PA — is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX and Section 504.
For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Richard Scaletta, Title IX Coordinator, or William Fendya, Section 504 Coordinator, at the Education Center, 11771 Edinboro Road, Edinboro, PA 16412 (814) 273-1033, ext.5900. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and useable by handicapped persons, contact William Fendya.
Named one of 100 best school districts in the nation by Offspring: The Magazine of Smart Parenting, the General McLane School District educates and serves students from a 117 square mile area, as well as tuition students, at four schools. The Erie County district currently employs 172 teachers and an additional 151 employees which include transportation, custodial, maintenance, clerical and administrative staff. While the geographic area is classified as rural, the presence of Edinboro University in the district contributes to a unique student body. General McLane offers schools with strong academics in Erie, PA with approximately 8.5% of the student body being classified, according to Pennsylvania standards, as mentally gifted (Intelligence Quotient equal to 130 or greater). This compares to a national incidence of 2%. Approximately 73% of students pursue a four-year college program after graduation while another 12-15% pursue two-year programs. General McLane students have consistently scored above the state and national average on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. All this makes for a stimulating and challenging environment in which to learn, which makes General McLane School District one of the best schools in Erie County, Pa.
We are also partnered with the Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps Program. For more information or to find out about AmeriCorps employment opportunities, please visit their website, www.smilesamericorps.org.
Securing proper clearances is part of any positions application process. Currently four clearances are required, a Criminal Background Check (paper copy, slower response), a Child Abuse Clearance, a FBI Fingerprint clearance (through the Department of Education only) and PDE Form 6004. Applicants must also complete the Act 168 Form. Qualified applicants for any instructional, non-instructional or supplemental position should submit a letter of intent specifying the position and addressing qualifications, as well as the standard application, clearances, Act 126 Certificate, the Act 168 Form (Directions/Procedures), references and the required Health and TB Form. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than the indicated deadline date. Due to the large volume of applications, we do not accept applications via e-mail. Direct questions about the postings or the application procedure to (814) 273-1033.
AS OF MARCH 15, 2016: The District recently improved its hiring process for teachers. Individuals who are seeking a full-time teaching position for the 2016-2017 school year must submit their applications in accordance with the new requirements, which include the General McLane Applicant Essay and New Required Checklist. If you’ve submitted an application within a year and wish to use that same application for a new posting, you must submit a new letter of interest noting your previous application, as well as the new, required Applicant Essay and Checklist. Please also submit any new documentation that you wish to include for review.