Schools Seek Help at Job Fair

The D.C. public schools will sponsor a job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday on the ninth floor of the central administration building, 825 North Capitol St. NE to fill approximately 249 vacancies, of which 57 are classroom teaching positions.

School officials are especially interested in recruiting employees in the areas of elementary education, special education, math and the arts, and English as a Second Language.

Interested candidates should bring a resume and/or a teaching certificate and have a bachelor's degree or at least 60 college credits. Teachers who have been retired for at least one year and no more than five years are also welcome to apply.

For the first time, D.C. public schools is offering a teacher incentive package, which includes a $1,000 signing bonus, $500 relocation allowance, apartment rental discounts, $250 teaching supply allowance, subscription to professional periodicals, mentoring support and professional development opportunities.

Multimedia Extravaganza for Children

"The Bea and the Bug," a free extravaganza for District children, will be held at 3 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Carter Barron Amphitheater, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Sponsors say the multimedia entertainment program will celebrate love, fun, heritage, cultural diversity and being a role model. It will profile the lives of Thomas Jefferson, Eleanor Roosevelt and Duke Ellington. The program, supported by Mayor Anthony A. Williams, was put together by Education and Entertainment Foundation Inc., a local group.

Free tickets are available at all D.C. public libraries and the Discovery Store at Seventh and F streets NW. For more information, call 703-802-9122, Ext. 3.

Early-Bird School Registration

The D.C. public schools will hold early-bird registration and proof of residency verification hours at all schools throughout the month. Parents or guardians of all students currently enrolled in D.C. public schools are required to register by bringing their children's birth certificates, immunization records and three forms of residency proof for the students to be enrolled in school this fall.

Registration hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 through 20; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 23 through 27. After Sept. 13, students who have not registered properly will be dropped from enrollment. For special education students, early-bird registration will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from now through Aug. 20 at the Student Residency Office, in the central administration building, 825 North Capitol St. NE.

To prove residency, parents or guardians must bring one of the following: a proof of payment of D.C. personal income tax; a current withholding statement that contains the applicant's name (pay stub); or a current official documentation of financial assistance from the D.C. government, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, housing assistance or other programs.

In addition, parents or guardians must bring two of the following: a valid unexpired D.C. driver's license, or nondriver's identification; a vehicle registration showing parents' or guardians' names; title to residential property in the District, or two months' valid, unexpired lease agreement receipts for payment on a D.C. residence in which the applicant lives; voter's registration; or one or more utility bills, and paid receipts or canceled checks from a period within the last two months. For more information, 202-442-5215.