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What our Staff Say

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Intermediate District 287 is a west metro school district for unique learners that provides specialized services, including setting IV special education. Our healing community works together to achieve racial equity. Our strategic vision includes hiring and retaining racially diverse and racially conscious staff across all levels of our organization. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences. 

District 287 is trusted to provide trauma-sensitive, customized services so that all students receive the best education possible. 

What makes 287 Special:

  • We are a trauma-informed district

  • There is a variety of support services in each school building

  • Small class sizes

  • We value diverse perspectives

We are excited you are interested in a job at District 287. We hire year-round to serve the unique students in our schools.

New and External Applicants

Internal Applicants

Educational Support Professional

Engage directly with students, collaborate closely with teachers to provide instructional support, and contribute to fostering both academic and behavioral success in our school. 

Special Education Teacher

Cultivate meaningful connections with students and families, offer tailored instruction and essential educational supports to guide students in both academic and social growth. 

Substitute Teacher

District 287 is partnered with Teachers on Call for substitute placement. Teachers on Call is a substitute staffing service that hires licensed teachers, paraprofessionals, and early childcare staff.


Commitment to Equity

Our strategic vision includes hiring and retaining diverse staff across all levels of our organization. We value racially diverse perspectives and life experiences. Our employees engage in courageous conversations about race to increase their individual, as well as our collective, racial consciousness.

287’s mission outcomes center on student outcomes & racial equity. Our efforts include becoming a trauma-sensitive school district.

We’re experts in:

  • Special Education

  • Alternative Learning Center Academies (ALCs)

  • Transition Services

  • Career and Technical Education

  • Itinerant Services

  • Care & Treatment

  • Online Learning

  • Gifted Education

Why Work for District 287?

Excellent Schedule

  • Paid leave (varies according to the applicable employment contract and work year, including sick and personal leave).

  • School calendar schedule: holidays and summers off for eligible positions.

Generous Benefits

  • We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package for staff who advance student success.

  • Health, dental, & life insurance, & long term disability

  • Wellness services & free, confidential professional consulting, coaching, & counseling services

  • Retirement benefits through TRA & PERA

  • District match for 403b participants

Professional Support

  • Instructional coaches

  • Mentors for new teachers

  • Professional Learning Communities

  • Ongoing professional development

  • Programs to help employees reach their career goals


Labor Agreements

Labor Agreements with Local 284 and Local 2209


As part of the Assurance of Compliance, the school district is required to provide an electronic copy of each of the laws found on the Assurance of Compliance Equity Laws website.

Copies of these laws are available by paper copy by contacting Human Resources at