1. Apply by completing the New Substitute Application
2. Print and complete the following required documents
Please scan and email completed documents to the receptionist at, [email protected] or, mail them to the receptionist at;
ESC of the Western Reserve: 8221 Auburn Career Center, Painesville, OH, 44077 -With ATTENTION: Receptionist
3. Complete both FBI and BCI Background Checks.
Please be advised that our 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
Your social security number is required to process the background check.
- Driver's License
- State I.D.
4. Hold or be able to obtain an ODE Teacher or Substitute Teacher license, follow one of these links to learn more: ODE Teacher or Substitute Teacher License, or an Educational Classroom Aide Permit.
Please note: If you are a classified applicant interested in open positions in a Lake County school district, or you do not see a district listed on our Preference Check List that you are interested in, please contact that district directly.
If you have not been a substitute for the ESC of the Western Reserve in the past 12 months you are considered a new applicant.
Thank you for your interest! Should you have any questions please contact us at 440-350-2563 ext. 0 or [email protected]