FAQ: How do I become a substitute?

What are the requirements to become a substitute teacher in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District?

All new substitute teachers must meet one of the following requirements:

a) Certified teacher

b) Currently enrolled in a Teacher Education program (a minimum of six credits)

What if I do not meet the above requirements?

Preference is always given to those applicants with teaching experience or those studying to enter the field.  If you do not meet the above requirements you may apply to substitute as a Teaching Assistant or Teacher Aide.

How do I apply?

Positions for substitute teaching will be posted on our website and on the Putnam/Northern Westchester On-line Application System (OLAS) - only if a need exists.  

If you are applying to a posting for substitute teachers and meet the above requirements, you must be prepared to submit the following information:

a) A letter of interest and current resume outlining prior experience

b) A copy of your transcript indicating enrollment in a teacher education program (if applicable)

c) A copy of your certification (if applicable)

d) Two recent professional letters of reference

What happens after I apply?
a) If your skills match the need, you will be contacted for an interview with a building principal or another department administrator.  

b) Once interviewed and if found to meet qualifications, references will be checked and you be contacted by Human Resources.

What is the salary?   
A per diem substitute teacher’s rate of pay is $110 a day.  

When will I be able to substitute in a classroom?

If selected, you will be recommended as a Substitute Teacher to the Board of Education.  Once board approved, your contact information will be sent to AESOP the District’s substitute placement service and will start to receive calls for substituting.  

I do not want to be a substitute teacher.  Are there other opportunities to substitute?
Yes, there can be a need for substitute Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Clerical or Custodial and School Monitors personnel.

When a need exists, postings for these positions will be placed on the website – www.klschools.org.  Follow the instructions for application on the posting.  

You will be called for an interview only if there is an interest in your application. We do not keep applications or resumes on file.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  NYS Education Law requires all new employees to a school district to be fingerprinted.  There is a fee, which you are required to pay.  If you have already been fingerprinted by NYS Education Department (after July 2001) or NYC Board of Education (after June 1990), you will not be fingerprinted again. Additional information on fingerprint requirements can be found at:  http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ospra/