Substitute Teaching

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Current substitute teachers MUST sub a minimum of 15 days during the 2017-2018 school year. Subs meeting this requirement are considered an ACTIVE SUB for next school year and will remain on the approved substitute teacher list AND~~do not need to be re-fingerprinted.~ Failure to work the minimum 15 days during the school year will result in removal from the approved substitute teacher list. If a substitute teacher terminates active status with St. Johns County Schools, the individual will be required to reapply when the next substitute position is offered.  If selected all new hire requirements will be necessary, including security clearance (fingerprint and drug screen) and training.  It is the substitute teacher’s responsibility to notify in writing the Human Resources office if they are no longer interested in substitute teaching. All substitute teachers are considered “At Will As Needed” workers who are not guaranteed employment on a daily basis nor during the summer months or scheduled breaks.  Substitute teachers receive $12.00, per hour worked.   Longterm substitutes receive $20.00 hour rate for jobs 12 weeks or longer.  ASSIGNMENT CHANGES AT SCHOOLS:  Substitutes are able to select the school and grade level/subject of their preference, but be advised that the substitute serves at the need of the school and specific jobs are subject to change should the school see fit.  Flexibility is appreciated.

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Substitute System Helpdesk Number (904) 547-7636

Substitute teacher posting will advertise beginning Tuesday, November 27, 2018 in our AppliTrack application system inside St. Johns County School District website.  The minimum requirements to apply are age 21 or older and a minimum of Associate’s degree.  If you will be graduating in December 2018, (Florida College or University) you will need to request a “supervising professor letter” to meet the degree requirement for application in lieu of official transcripts until obtained.

Direct Deposit

DIRECT DEPOSIT is available for all substitute teachers.  Please refer to the directions on left to establish your banking information in SunGard BusinessPlus.  Substitutes are paid bi-monthly on the 15th and last day of month.  If those dates fall on a weekend then the Friday before.

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Do Not Call Policy

The St. Johns County School District policy states, if a substitute teacher receives THREE “Do Not Use” requests, you will be dismissed.

Please review the Do Not Call Policy for details.

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