Through a partnership with Heartland Payment Systems, LLC. (whom you may already know as MySchoolBucks), the Human Resources department is excited to offer online payment options for HR-related transactions.
The online payment system is an additional payment method offered to our customers based on feedback. If you do not wish to complete an online transaction, we are still able to accept cash (please bring exact change) or checks/money orders made payable to Lake County Schools.
You may use the following links to complete one of the indicated payment options. Note: You will be redirected to the MySchoolBucks website to complete the transaction. If you have a current MySchoolBucks account as a parent, you may use this same account to submit HR-related transactions. You will also have the ability to set up a new account, or complete checkout using a Guest account.
FLDOE Certification Payment Options
The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) launched its new Educator Certification System in the 2017-18 school year. Current LCS employees may complete the FLDOE online application for one of the following options, and complete payment for the transactions using one of the appropriate links below. Non-employees (former employees, retirees, etc.) must make payment directly to the FLDOE. Please direct any questions to Certification@lake.k12.fl.us.
Renewal of a Valid Professional Certificate
If you are a current LCS employee and are applying to renew a currently valid Professional Certificate (with one subject or more than one subject), the application fee is $75.
Renewal of an Expired Professional Certificate
If your Professional Certificate expired within the past year (known as a Late Renewal), and you completed all of your renewal credits before the certificate expired, the total application fee is $105 ($75 basic renewal fee plus a $30 late application fee). Note: If your Professional Certificate expired more than one year ago, you will need to complete a Reinstatement process directly with the FLDOE and should not provide payment using this option.
Addition of a Subject
If you are a current LCS employee and are applying to add a subject (a coverage or endorsement) to a currently valid Temporary or Professional Certificate, the application fee is $75 per subject. You should not complete this payment option if adding one of the following coverages or endorsements: Autism Spectrum Disorders, American Sign Language, Any World Language Areas, Dance, Reading, Speech-Language Impaired, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, Educational Leadership, School Principal. Individuals seeking to add these specific areas should contact the Florida Department of Education directly.
Deletion of a Subject
If you are a current LCS employee and are applying to remove a subject (a coverage or endorsement) from a currently valid Temporary or Professional Certificate, the application fee is $20 per subject.
Other Payment Options
Do not submit this payment unless you are directed to do so by Human Resources. For Temporary Employees and Lay Coaches only, the fee is $20. Note: The drug screening fee for Regular employees (at the same amount/rate) will be automatically deducted from your first paycheck.
Public Records Request
Fees are assessed in accordance with Florida Statutes Chapter 119 and Lake County School Board Policy 3.51. If there is no Invoice/PO number, you may include a brief description of the request, including the name of the contact person to which the original request was submitted.