How to Become a Substitute

  • Knox County Schools will start accepting substitute applicants for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday May 6, 2019.  We will continue to accept applicants through Wednesday, August 28, 2019. The Satellite Office will reopen Monday, December 2, 2019 to begin accepting substitute applicants for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
     

    SUBSTITUTE APPLICATION PROCESS

    1. Complete the online application at https://knoxschools.munisselfservice.com/employmentopportunities/default.aspx
      • Applicants must submit three professional references with valid e-mail addresses
      • Two of the three references must respond favorably to the questionnaire e-mailed to them

    2. ** Applicants that do NOT hold a teaching license will be required to complete the on-line STEDI substitute teacher training course at a cost of $39.95. Once completed, with a minimum score of 85%, please provide a copy of the STEDI diploma at the Sarah Simpson Satellite Office.

    3. Come to the Sarah Simpson Technology Center, 801 Tipton Avenue, on Mondays between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. with the following items:
      • Social Security Card
      • Driver's License
      • Voided Check/letter from bank
      • Transcript/diploma with your highest level of education or your teaching license
      • ** Stedi diploma (if you do not currently hold a teaching license)

    4. DRUG SCREENING REQUIREMENTS:*^
      • Must submit to a drug screening within 48 hours of receiving your time-stamped document.
      • Your cost is $58.00
      • We do not accept pre-employment screening results from other agencies
      • * If you are a former employee, please contact our office in regards to fingerprint and drug testing requirements.
      • ^ If you were an intern with KCS the previous term, you do not need to complete the drug screening phase of the pre-screening, however, you will be required to complete the fingerprinting requirement.

    5. FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS:*^
      • Fingerprinting does not have a time constraint, however, your substitute application will remain incomplete until this step is complete.
      • Your cost for the fingerprint screening is $35.15.
      • We do not accept fingerprint screening results from other agencies.
      • * If you are a former employee, please contact our office in regards to fingerprint and drug testing requirements.
      • ^ If you were an intern with KCS the previous term, you do not need to complete the drug screening phase of the pre-screening, however, you will be required to complete the fingerprinting requirement.

    6. After all of the above requirements are met, you will receive an e-mail invitation to the next scheduled orientation.
      • The orientaiton will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      • Substitute nurses are not required to attend orientation

    7. After orientation, you will receive instructions for completing the on-line Canvas course.

    8. When all of the above steps have been completed and your paperwork is processed, you will receive an e-mail with instructions for accepting substitute jobs through the Aesop Absence Management System. Please allow 2-3 weeks for paperwork processing.