Welcome to the Human Resources Department

There are many benefits associated with a position with the Lynn Public Schools. Among others, we offer:

Health, Life and Dental Insurance, Retirement Options, Annuities, Direct Deposit,
Credit Union and an Employee Assistance Program

New employees have thirty days in which to enroll for health, dental and life insurance. If you choose not to enroll within the first thirty days, employees must wait for open enrollment, which occurs in June each year. The Personnel Office notifies all employees about the exact dates of open enrollment.

The School Department offers Harvard Pilgrim health insurance plans. The department contributes 75% of the premium and the employee 25%. There is no employer contribution for the Altus Dental Insurance plan.

Detailed information about the rates and payroll deductions and other benefits are available in the School Department Personnel Office.

It is the policy and practice of the Lynn School Department to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act and ensure the equal employment for all qualified persons with disabilities. The School Department is committed to ensuring nondiscrimination in all terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

Reasonable accommodation is available to all employees and applicants, including work accessibility, as long as the accommodation does not cause undue hardship on the Department.

The Lynn School Department strives to fill open positions with the most capable and experienced individuals. How vacancies are posted depends on the type of position. Various procedures are stated below. With few exceptions, the Superintendent is the appointing authority for positions.

Employment offers are conditional, pending the results of a pre-employment physical examination and criminal background investigation (CORI).

New employees will be asked to furnish proof of United States citizenship or proof that they are legal aliens entitled to work. Letters of application for teaching and administrative positions should be directed to:

Barbara Rafuse, Director of Human Resources
Lynn School Department, 100 Bennett Street Lynn, MA 01905

Please include a statement granting permission for community staff review of credentials, a current resume, three letters of reference and transcripts.

Under no circumstances is it appropriate for a candidate to communicate in any form with a member of the School Committee or hiring authority concerning candidacy any time before final action is taken by the Committee regarding the vacancy being filled.

Our Department Information

List Human Resources Department
(781) 593-1680
(781) 477-7312
100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905

Monday - Friday

Regular Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Friday 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM

Summer/Vacation Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Friday 7:45 AM - 12:45 PM

List Barbara C. Rafuse | Director of Human Resources

Barbara C. Rafuse | Dir. of Human Resources
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Christine Frazier | HR Office Assistant
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Michelle Doucette | Benefits
x 3101
Kristine Johnson | Workers Compensation
x 3134

Rosemary Provencher | Employment Applications
x 3130

Angie Johnson | Computer Operator
x 3109

Lynn School Job Application Guidelines

Administrative: Vacancy announcements for administrative opportunities are posted throughout the School Department. Typically, applicants have thirty days to submit their letters of application, resumes, certifications and references to the personnel office.

Teacher Vacancies: The school personnel department maintains a resume bank of teacher applications, including their certification areas and levels. As vacancies occur, principals and directors access this resource to interview and recommend qualified teaching applicants to the Superintendent. Teacher applicants must submit a resume, copy of their license(s) and official college transcript(s) to the personnel office to apply for positions.

Substitute Teachers: All substitute teachers must have formally applied for substitute teaching positions through the personnel office and be processed for a CORI . Applicants for substitute teaching positions must have completed a minimum of two years of college.

Teacher Aides | Lunch Aides: Applicants may complete the necessary paperwork for these positions in the personnel office. Subsequently, they will be placed on a day to day-on call list for substitute assignments. Employment is contingent on a criminal background investigation.

Civil Service Positions: Many of the School department's positions are classified as Civil Service. Hiring and promotion practices for these positions are mandated by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 31. See Massachusetts Division of Human Resources

Labor Service positions do not require an exam as part of the application process. Initially, individuals register for Labor Service positions at the Lynn City Hall personnel Department. Registrations remain active for five years.

As Labor Service vacancies occur within the School Department, the School Personnel Office requisitions City Hall for applicants.

Apply For A Job

Applicants should be reminded that in accordance with the General Laws, Chapter 39, Section 33B, the confidential nature of the application will be honored until such time as the screening has taken place and semi-finalists have been selected.

Any person who wishes information concerning the application of Title IX of Chapter 622 should contact Mr. Michael Geary, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction (Health), 100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905, telephone # (781) 593-1680 ext. 3148.

Inquiries concerning non-discrimination policies may also be referred to the Regional Director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, J.W. McCormack P.O.C.H., Room 222, Boston, MA 02109-4557.

The Lynn School Department accepts all state and federal laws regarding the possession and/or use of illegal drugs as binding on its employees and therefore, all employees are prohibited from possessing, using, or distributing illicit drugs or alcohol on school premises or at any school-sponsored activity.

We Accept Job Applications In Two Basic Ways:

Conventional Written Application Form: You may pick up an application at the Personnel Department. You may fill it out there or you can take it with you and mail it back after you have filled it out.

Mail it to:

Barbara Rafuse, Director of Human Resources
Lynn School Department, 100 Bennett Street Lynn, MA 01905
Phone: (781) 593-1680

Resume Format: The Lynn Public Schools prefers that you submit resumes in the following format to include:

Education, Certification / Licenses, Qualifications Profile, Experience, Awards
and Professional Affiliations TOP

If you already know what job you would like to apply for, you can CLICK ON THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORM below to download and print our Job Application Form. However, the complete Application package must be finalized in the Personnel office.

Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of the Lynn Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, home status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities in compliance with Title VI and VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and M.G.L., Ch.76. Sec. 5, M.G.L., Ch. 151B, and M.G.L., Ch. 151C.

New Item Lynn Schools Employment Application Form Download (PDF)
  Employment Application Form
  Additional Requirements
The following requirements must also be included with the application above:
- Copies of your Official College Transcripts
- Two forms of official Identification

Clipboard Assistant Director of Curriculum/Data Assessment/Integration
  Posted: March 23, 2014 Closing: Monday, April 28, 2014 | Noon



2013-2014 Lynn Public Schools Open Positions | Updated August 2, 2013
Only licensed applicants should apply

Special Education Moderate Disabilities Pre-K – 8 License Required

1 | Intellectually Impaired/Multi Handicapped Gr. 3-5


3 | Resource Inclusion Moderate Disabilities 5-12 License Required
2 | COACH program Grades 6-8 Moderate Disabilities 5-12 License Required
1 | Special Ed/Math Moderate Disabilities 5-12 License Required
1 | Special Ed/Science Moderate Disabilities 5-12 License Required

3 | Math
1 | Science
5 | Reading
1 | ELL/SEI Science Science and ESL Certification Required


1 | Clinical Director/School Social Worker
2 | Special Education Math
1 | Special Education Social Studies
1 | Resource Inclusion
1 | Instructional Technology
1 | Science .6 Biology High School Biology License Required
1 | .4 General Science Middle School License
1 | .6 English High School English License Required
1 | .4 English Middle School License Required


1 Chemistry
3 ELL/SEI Newcomer Class
1 ELL/SEI English
1 Intellectually Impaired/TLC Moderate Disabilities 5-12 License Required
1 Special Education/History Moderate Disabilities 5-12 License Required
1 Special Education/Biology Moderate Disabilities 5-12 License Required


1 Engineering | Lynn Vocational Technical High School
(Requires a vocational license from the DESE in Engineering 9-12)
1 Spanish/French
1 Special Education/Math
1 Special Education/English
1 TEAMS 9-12
1 Child Care and Development
1 Electronics
1 Radio & Television Broadcasting
1 Plumbing


2 Behavioral Specialist Special Education License and BCBA License Required

All teaching candidates must hold the appropriate license for the position you are applying for.

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