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Returning Substitutes

Steps to Return as a Substitute

All returning substitutes must complete the Returning Substitute Application yearly if you are intending to remail a substitute for the following school year. If any of your required documents are expired, it is your responsibility to renew them and to provide copies to the ESC of the Western Reserve. We appreciate your commitment to our school districts and the success of our students.

Note: After April 15th of each year, ALL applications received for substitute opportunities will be considered for the next school year.  Click on the link below to begin the renewal process. 

 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 our background check services are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY call 440-350-2563 x 788. 
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.
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.