West Clermont Local School District
Administrative Guidelines


Asking an applicant questions prohibited by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act during pre-employment interviews could open the door for a job candidate to take legal action against the District. The following guideline outlines the questions that are appropriate and those that should be avoided.


 A.any question that would indicate race or color of applicant or applicant’s relatives;

 B.any question that would indicate gender, unless job-related;

 C.applicant's religion or religious customs and holidays; recommendations from church officials;

 D.place of birth; if applicant, spouse, or parents are native-born or naturalized; date of citizenship; or for other proof of citizenship before hiring (proof of citizenship required on I-9 Form); length of residency in U.S.;

 E.marital status before hiring, the number and age of children, who cares for them, and if applicant plans to have more;

 F.to see military service records; about military service with any country other than U.S.;

 G.nationality, racial, or religious affiliation of school attended;

 H.how foreign language ability was acquired;

 I.inquiries about arrests, (as contrasted with convictions), except pending charges (see below at F.);

 J.listing of all clubs to which the applicant belongs or has belonged;

 K.that a candidate provide a photograph before hiring or that one be taken during an interview;

 L.height and weight or physical/mental characteristics that do not relate directly to the job specifications, past or current medical conditions not directly related to job specifications;

 M.whether applicant lives with a disabled individual (whether related or not);

 N.whether applicant plans to marry or plans to have a family;

 O.whether applicant has any military obligation; type of military discharge;

 P.inquires about age (other than whether applicant is eighteen (18) years of age).


 A.for applicant's current and previous address; (unless designed to determine foreign address indicating place of birth); phone number; length at current address;

 B.whether applicant is eighteen (18) years of age or older;

 C.whether the applicant is lawfully authorized to work in the United States;

 D.if applicant has served in the U.S. armed forces including branch of service and rank attained; job-related experience acquired in the military;

 E.academic, professional, or vocational school attended; language skills such as reading and writing, foreign languages, grades, degrees, majors, etc.;

 F.criminal convictions; any pending felony charges; any misdemeanor charge related to sexual conduct or assault or abuse of a child;

 G.personal and professional and other work references not relating to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or ancestry;

 H.professional and social organization membership, so long as affiliation does not identify and is not used to discriminate on the basis of gender, race, national origin, or ancestry;

 I.willingness to perform job functions;

 J.willingness to work required work schedule and under prescribed working conditions;

 K.all applicants under final consideration of employment with the District, on the DMA form, whether the applicant has given any material assistance to a terrorist organization.


 A.marital status and number/age of dependents for insurance and tax purposes;

 B.proof of age;

 C.status of citizenship (I-9 Form);

 D.race, if done pursuant to required or approved affirmative action plan and maintained separately from applicant file;

 E.a copy of military discharge certificate.

R.C. 2909.34

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