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Returning Substitutes

Returning Substitutes

Steps to Return as a Substitute

 1. Complete the Returning Substitute Application (Note: It is required to complete the Returning Substitute Application yearly if you are intending to remain a substitute.)
2. Maintain current FBI/ BCI Criminal Background Checks. Follow this link, to determine renewal. 
Please be advised that are background check services are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY call 440-350-2563 x 788. 
Everyone must stay in their car and call 440-350-2563 x788 upon arrival. Only the individual completing the background check may enter the building. You must wear a mask  and use hand sanitizer prior to starting the fingerprinting process.  
Payments Accepted: Cash (exact amount), check/money order, or credit card
  • BCI only $35
  • FBI only  $40
  • BCI & FBI both $70
 You must bring a VALID form of ID - Expired ID will not be accepted
  • Driver's License
  • State I.D.
  • Passport
Your social security number is required to process the background check.
3. Maintain current certification through the Ohio Department of Education. Follow this link, to determine renewal.

During this uncertain time, Lake and Geauga school districts are looking for additional substitutes to be placed on a secondary substitute list. You would be called in the event that their primary substitutes are unavailable. If you are interested, please email [email protected] and specify if you would like to be placed on the secondary list for Lake County School Districts, Geauga County School Districts, or School Districts in Both Counties. We appreciate your commitment to our schools and the success of our students.  
Questions?  Please contact the receptionist at 440-350-2563 ext. 788 or [email protected] 

Please Note: Depending on the selections that you made on your application, there may be additional documents to complete.  If you are interested in a school district that is not listed on your application, please contact that district directly.