The Athens City School District is making every effort to remain open for in person instruction as many days as is possible. One challenge that has become more difficult for us over the past several years has been the decrease in the number of available substitute employees. If you are not currently employed and may be interested in assisting, please consider the following:
Substitute Teachers: Any person with a Bachelor's Degree in any area may be hired as a Substitute Teacher in the State of Ohio. There is some up front cost for the Licensure Application and Background Checks, however the process is fairly quick and a person can be a sub within a couple of weeks time. With the increase in absences due to quarantine and isolation rules related to Covid, additional substitute teachers are needed to assure we can continue to operate in person at each building every day. The current Daily Rate of Pay is $110.00/day.
Substitute Paraprofessionals/Custodians/Office/Cafeteria: Any person with a High School Diploma may be hired as a Substitute in one of our classified areas, including as a paraprofessional (aide), custodian, office assistant, or in the cafeteria. Paraprofessionals are required to apply for a license through the Ohio Department of Education and all substitute classified personnel are required to complete a Background Check. The current hourly rate of pay is $12.00/hour.
Substitute Bus Drivers: We have recently been able to start seven people through the training as Bus Drivers. Many of those will end up with permanent driving positions. However, we will need to have another cohort of substitute drivers to be trained beginning later in the Fall/Winter. Bus Drivers must take the coursework to gain a specific Commercial Drivers License, must pass a Criminal Background Check, Driver Record Background Check, and must submit to initial drug testing and periodic drug testing while employed. The current hourly rate of pay is $15.00/hour.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a substitute for the Athens City School District, or you are motivated to assist us through this difficult year given the increased challenges associated with Covid, please contact my office at 740-797-4544. You may find our application online and complete the application in advance at the following web address: https://www.athenscsd.org/Employment
The District prefers that fingerprint/background checks be completed through the Athens-Meigs ESC, which is in the same building as our offices in Chauncey. The ESC highly recommends calling to set up an appointment for fingerprint/background checks: 740.797.0064.
Effective immediately, and for a limited time through the end of November 2021:
- Any person who applies to be a substitute teacher or paraprofessional and is hired by the District will be reimbursed back for the costs of a background check through the Athens-Meigs ESC and a one-year licensure application with the Ohio Department of Education after having worked as a substitute for at least 25 days*.
- Any person applying to be a substitute custodian, food service, or office support personnel and who is hired by the District will be reimbursed back for the costs of the background check through the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center after having worked as a substitute for 25 days*.
- Any person applying to be a substitute bus driver and who is hired by the District will be reimbursed back for the costs of a background check through the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center, as well as licensing and permit fees and hours for driver training (at the substitute rate) up to 20 hours and for an amount not to exceed a total of $500 after having worked as a substitute for 50 days.*
Thank you for your consideration.