Hollidaysburg Area School District
    405 Clark Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
    Phone 814-695-5585
    Fax 814-695-2315
    Carol and Dwight
    Dwight Straesser, Director of Human Resources/
             Transportation and
    Carol Clapper, Human Resources Department Secretary
    Dwight Straesser has been employed as Human Resources/Transportation director since 1989.  He holds a Master's Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from The University of Akron and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Penn State.  Prior to working for HASD he held a position as Human Resources director for the Home Nursing Agency and has also had experience in vocational testing and retail management.  
    HR/TRANS Director
    Last updated 11/30/17
    TO: Applicants for Teaching Positions
    FROM: Dwight Straesser, Director of Human Resources
    Thank you for your interest in becoming a professional employee of the Hollidaysburg Area School District. This is an excellent school district and we are actively seeking outstanding people to join our staff.
    In order for your application to be considered, you will need to provide us with the following materials:
    1. The Application Form - Please complete all of the information requested on the standard application and include your credential file with
    2. your Praxis Test Scores and 
    3. at least 3 reference letters.   We request that you provide us with three letters of recommendation from current or former employers and evaluations of student teaching.
    4. Include an official college transcript.
    5. Also include a copy of your teaching certificate.
    6. Include a current resume. Please be sure to include complete addresses with zip codes for all former employers (including student teaching experience) and personal references. 
    7. Criminal History Act 34 Form - Please read the directions on the form carefully. You should send the form to Harrisburg (or complete on-line at https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp for processing as soon as possible). It takes at least two weeks to process via mail. If you already have an Act 34 form within the last 12 months, it is not necessary to complete another one. Submit a copy with your application. If you are contacted for an interview, you must bring the original form with you.
    8. Child Abuse Act 151 Form - You must provide us with a copy of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Public Welfare. This form may be obtained on-line,  Click here to access the Child Abuse Clearance form and instructions.
    9. FBI Clearance - all applicants for school district employment are required to submit an FBI clearance.   Click here for more information about the FBI clearance (Click here).  Please submit your registration ID number in order for the District to have access to on-line results.  Use Service Code 1KG6XN
    10. Act 168 Pass the Trash Sexual Misconduct form, Click here to download revised Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Form - Act 168.  You must submit one form for each previous and current employer where you had contact with children.
    11. Evidence of training in the detection of Child Abuse (Act 126).  If you have not had the mandatory 3 hour training course in the last 5 years, free training can be obtained at this link, 

      Click here to access free on-line training in the detection of child abuse 

    If you are hired by the District, it will be necessary to have a Health Form completed by your physician prior to your first day of work. If you already have a completed health record within the last three months, you may submit it with your application.  Your hiring will be contingent upon completion of a satisfactory pre-employment physical as well as a pre-employment drug screen.  Please refer to Board Docs Policy 452 for additional information on the pre-employment drug screen Pre-employment Drug Screen Policy  
    Your application will not be considered active until all the necessary forms are completed and on file.  If you are not selected for an interview, your application will remain active for one year.
    Please contact the Human Resources Office at 814-695-5585 if you need assistance with any of the forms. The School District welcomes your application and assures you that it will be given equal consideration with all other applications. The Hollidaysburg Area School District is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Questions regarding Titles IX and VI should be directed to Dwight Straesser, Director of Human Resources; questions regarding Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act should be directed to the Philip Smith, Director of Physical Plant.
    To request an accessible version of any non-accessible District document, please email your request to Dwight.Straesser@hasdtigers.com.  The District sometimes publishes documents from other agencies; in these instances, we invite you to contact the third party agency directly to request an accessible version.
Last Modified on April 5, 2019