District Teacher Referral Campaign


Calling all School-Based Staff: You don’t want to miss this opportunity to earn extra cash and incentives!

We are looking for talented, dedicated teachers to join Team APS. If you know someone who may be a great fit for APS, you could earn $500 for referring him or her (if he or she is hired)!

See below for details AND complete the referral form.

Who’s Eligible:

  • Current APS school-based employees, with the exception of school administrators, who refer a certified teacher candidate who is hired as a special education teacher for 2019-20 school year.

  • This incentive is payable to the first 30 special education teacher hires for school year 2019-20.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Referred candidates must apply for the position(s) online at www.apsrecruits.us and meet the minimum qualifications on the job posting(s).

  • Referred candidates must be certified by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and deemed “in-field” for their special education teacher assignment.

  • Referred candidate must receive an offer letter from HR for a special education teacher position, sign a contract for the 2019-20 school year and successfully pass fingerprint background check.

  • This incentive is limited to the first 30 special education teacher hires, as determined by the onboarding date noted in the HR system of record.


There are two (2) incentives for referrals:

  • Incentive 1: Individual Incentives
  • School-based staff will earn a $500.00 one-time payment for the first thirty (30) referrals (submitted through the official form) who are hired as a special education teacher.
  • **This incentive is limited to the first 30 special education teacher hires. To be determined by the date in which the new hire signs a contract, successfully passes APS background check and pre-hire credential validation.
  • Incentive 2: School-Based Incentives
  • The school with the most referrals for ANY teacher position (regardless of content area) by April 15th will receive an all-staff breakfast

Refer Now

Referral Procedure

  • All referrals must be submitted via the official referral program form at https://tinyurl.com/APSReferrals . Referrals submitted to any other person or team (i.e. a school leader, leadership team, or grade team) or through another forum (e.g. email or text) are not eligible.

  • The first person to submit a candidate's name will receive the $500 incentive. If someone refers a candidate who is already referred to a position during the same academic year, they are ineligible for an incentive.

  • Only one staff member can get “credit” for each referral. Multiple staff members cannot write their name on a referral form to split an incentive.

  • The $500.00 incentive is payable to the first 30 special education teacher hires for school year 2019-20. (Hire credit will be based on the onboarding date of the new hire)

Referrers in any of the following categories are not eligible for an incentive:

  • Non-School Based APS Employees
  • Members of the HR Team
  • The hiring manager for that given role
  • School-Based administrators (Principals, Assistant Principals, School Business Managers)

Incentive Payment Details:

  • Payment for referrals will occur twice a year
  • May 31, 2019 for hires between February 2019 and May 1, 2019
  • July 15, 2019 for hires between May 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019
  • To receive an incentive, the recipient must be an active APS employee on the date of the incentive payment.