Human Resources & Academics
The Lawrence Public School District is a suburban, Pre-Kindergarten to 12 school system that employs hundreds of teachers, administrators and support staff and provides services to nearly 3,100 public school students. Since quality teachers are the single greatest factor in improving teaching and learning in classrooms and strong leaders are the foundation for all high-performing schools, the Human Resources Office is committed to securing the services of outstanding individuals in all areas of district operations.
As the District works to hire, develop, and retain a highly qualified staff, the goal of the Human Resources Office is to provide excellent service and to build a team of professionals who are passionate about the success of all students, and who are willing to dedicate the necessary time and resources to meet the diverse needs of the Lawrence Public Schools. We work hard to recruit and select the most qualified and outstanding candidates to join our team of dedicated professionals.
Employment opportunities are available in the areas of:
- Civil Service Support
- Home Tutors
- Summer Employment
Certified positions include all positions that require certification by the New York State Department of Education. This category includes administrative positions, teaching positions, counselors, psychologists, etc. Substitutes and summer teachers are included in certified positions. All applicants must possess a valid certificate commensurate with the position sought in order to be considered.
Classified positions include all clerical, teacher aides, maintenance, custodial, and transportation positions, etc. These are Civil Service positions and are governed by Nassau County Civil Service Law and procedures. Competitive positions require one year of Nassau County residency and they may include a competitive test. All positions require Nassau County Civil Service approval.
Recent legislation has been passed, effective July 1, 2001 , which requires all prospective school district employees to be fingerprinted for a criminal history background check in order to be cleared for employment at a school or for certification. Applicants who have been recommended for a position with the Lawrence School District will be assisted with the fingerprint process. The New York State fee for the fingerprints is $94.25, plus a $25.00 processing fee for the administering of the fingerprints.
The Human Resources Office works with the New York State Education Department - Office of Teaching Initiatives and the Nassau County Civil Service Department to help insure the district complies with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
New York State has adopted the national standards for education called the "core curriculum" for grades K through 12. These new standards bring change to the state assessments and have prompted a shift in the way students and teachers prepare for the tests.
On this page you will find information that will help you better understand the core curriculum as you support your child's education.
Working together, schools and families can help our students be successful in the classroom.
EngageNY is a great online source for information about the common core. It has guides, videos and other types of information for parents, families and teachers.
To learn more about the common core standard "shifts," click on the link to the following document:"Common Core State Standards: Shifts for Students and Parents"
Look to your child's backpack as an indicator of what they are working on in school, and the way their class work and homework now reflect the shifts. Click here for a Common Core Backpack Guide.
This website is designed to give you direct access to the Federal Government's policies under "No Child Left Behind", the New York State Education Department's informational website and links to the Lawrence Public School District's instructional program. We offer this resource in the hope that you will become familiar with the mandates and requirements that drive instruction in our district. Our staff has worked diligently to organize and publish curriculum and topical maps for your information. As you will notice, we offer a rich and well-articulated curriculum.
Curriculum maps are used as planning devices for our teachers. While the scope of any given curriculum map is universal, the sequence is discretionary. Teachers determine when topics are presented, based on local and world events, student needs and prior knowledge. Since prior knowledge plays a vital role in developing deep meaning, we ask that you use the maps as a guide when planning family activities, outings and vacations. We recognize the importance of the home-school connection and cherish that partnership.
Major Textbooks Used In Our School District
This webpage was designed to give parents and families valuable internet resources aligned with your child's course of study. You can access activities and resources that match your child's textbook at the websites below.
Elementary School Textbooks
|Math 1 & 2||Macmillan/McGraw Hill- Mathematics|
|Math 3, 4, 5||Houghton Mifflin- Math|
|Reading 1-5||Scott Foresman- Reading|
|Science K-5||Harcourt- Science|
|Social Studies 1A||Hartcourt-Child's Place|
|Social Studies 2||Macmillan/McGraw-Hill People Together|
|Social Studies 3||Harcourt- Social Studies|
|Social Studies 4||Macmillan/McGraw-New York|
|Social Studies 5||Macmillan/McGraw- United States|
Middle School English Textbooks
|6th Grade||Scott Foresman - Great Expectations|
|7th Grade||Prentice Hall Literature - Bronze Level|
|8th Grade||Prentice Hall Literature - Silver Level|
Middle School Math Textbooks
|Subject /Grade |
|Textbook Glencoe- Mathematics: Applications and Connections, Course 1|
|Math 6 A||Glencoe- Pre-Algebra|
|Glencoe- Mathematics: Applications and Connections, Course 2|
|Math 7||Glencoe- Mathematics: Applications and Connections, Course 2|
|Math 7 Accelerated Pre-Algebra||Prentice-Hall Pre-Algebra|
|Math 8 |
|Math 8 Accelerated Integrated Algebra||Prentice-Hall Integrated Algebra|
Middle School Science Textbooks
|Subject/ Grade Science 6||Textbook Glencoe- Life's Structure and Function|
|Glencoe- From Bacteria to Plants|
|Glencoe- The Changing Surface of Earth|
|Science 7 Physical Science||Holt, Rinehart and Winston- Physical Science|
|Science 7H Physical Science||Prentice-Hall- Physical Science|
|Science 8 Life Science||Holt, Rinehart and Winston- Life Science|
|Science 8 Acc Living Environment H||Prentice-Hall- Biology|
Middle School Social Studies Textbooks
|6th Grade||Harcourt Horizons - The World|
|7 & 8th Grade||Prentice Hall - The American Nation|
High School English Textbooks
|9th Grade||Scott Foresman - World Literature and Integrated Studies|
|10th Grade||Prentice Hall - Literature: the British Tradition|
|11th Grade||Prentice Hall - Literature: The American Tradition|
High School Math Textbooks
|HS Subject Math B1/B2|
Amsco- Integrated Mathematics Course III
|Algebra Plus||Prentice-Hall- Pre-Algebra|
|Integrated Algebra, Integrated Algebra H, ESL 1 & 2||Prentice-Hall- Integrated Algebra|
|Intermediate Algebra and College Math||Pearson/Addison Wesley- Intermediate Algebra|
|Math 12R||Pearson/Addison Wesley- PreCalculus: Graphical, Numeric, Algebraic|
|Math 12H||Holt, Rinehart & Winston- PreCalculus: A Graphing Approach|
|Statistics||Pearson/Addison Wesley- Elementary Statistics|
|AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC||Prentice-Hall- Calculus|
|Syracuse Calculus||Prentice-Hall- Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Matrix Version|
|Consumer Math||McGraw-Hill- Practical Business Math Procedures|
|SAT's||Barron's- Math Workbook for the New SAT|
High School Science Textbooks
|Earth Science R||McDougall Littell- Earth Science|
|Earth Science H||McDougall Littell- Earth Science|
|Living Environment R||Holt- Biology|
|Living Environment H||Prentice-Hall- Biology|
|Chemistry R||Holt- Modern Chemistry|
|Chemistry H||Prentice-Hall- Chemistry|
|Physics R||Holt- Physics|
|AP Biology||Pearson- Biology/ AP Edition|
|AP Chemistry||Wiley- Chemistry-Matter and Its Changes|
|AP Physics||Thomson- College Physics|
|AP Environmental Science||Thomson- Living in the Environment|
|AP Psychology||Thomson- Psychology|
|Anatomy & Physiology||Wiley- Introduction to the Human Body|
|Marine Biology||Benjamin/Cumming- Marine Biology|
|Forensics||Kendall/Hunt- Forensic Science|
|Syracuse Forensics||Prentice-Hall- Criminalistics-An Intro. To Forensic Science|
|Applied Environmental Science||Thomson- Living in the Environment|
|ESL Intro. to Physical Science||AGS- General Science|
High School Social Studies Textbooks
|Grade / Course||Textbook|
|9th||Prentice Hall - World History: Connections to Today|
|9th||Mc Dougall Littell - World History: Patterns of Interaction|
|10th||Prentice Hall - World History: Connections to Today|
|AP World History||Pearson Longman - World Civilizations: The Global |
|AP European History||Houghton Mifflin - A History of Western Society|
|11th||McDougall Littell - The Americans|
|AP American||Houghton Mifflin - A People and A Nation|
|12th||Glencoe - United States Government Prentice Hall - Economics: Principals in Action|
Glencoe - Economics Principles and Practices
|AP Economics||McGraw Hill - Macroeconomics|
|AP Government||Houghton Mifflin - American Government for Advanced High School Students|
Houghton Mifflin - Perspectives on American Politics
|Syracuse Public Policy||Policy Studies Associates - The Maxwell Manual for Good Citizenship|
|Law Ed I & II||National Textbook - Street Law|
|Sociology||Glencoe - Sociology and You|