How to Become a Sumter School District Substitute Teacher/Aide
Thank you for your interest in qualifying as a substitute teacher/aide to work in Sumter County schools. Substitutes are part-time employees at least eighteen (18) years of age who are called to work in several capacities within our schools to replace a teacher or instructional assistant. Each provides a valuable service to our students.
Progressive Steps to Substitute Employment
Submit to fingerprinting taken by properly trained school district personnel after pre-registering and paying the processing fee (Current Fee $54.50 Subject to Change)
Be cleared of a records check by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
to drug testing (Current Fee $30.00 Subject to
- Provide proof of a high school diploma or its equivalent (G.E.D.) OR verification of a college degree as the Substitute Certificate may be issued on that degree instead of proof of graduation/G.E.D.
Complete the required online training program (Current Fee $25.00 Subject to Change).
Complete processing documents and paper work within 90 days.
Apply for a Sumter County School Board Substitute Teacher’s Certificate through the Sumter School District or present a valid Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate.
Attend a district orientation.
You must pre-register for your fingerprinting session (fee required). Click here for the instructions.
Schedule an appointment for fingerprinting by calling (352)793-2315 ext. 220. Fingerprinting is done on WEDNESDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please provide the following items at the time of fingerprinting:
- Fingerprint Confirmation Page with the Registration Number
- Original high school diploma or G.E.D. OR official transcript verifying a college-level degree
- Driver’s license or other picture identification
- Original social security card
- You will also be sent for drug testing. The fee for drug testing is currently $30.00, subject to change, paid to the laboratory at the time of testing. They will accept cash, money order or credit card.
Complete the online training program entitled Introductory Teacher Training that can be accessed after paying the registration fee.
Click below and read the Information Section entries and provide requested Documents and completed Forms as noted below. Be sure signatures and dates are hand written on forms as required. Bring ALL Documents and Completed Forms to the Personnel Department of the Sumter County School Board at 2680 West CR 476, Bushnell, Florida 33513 – the last building on the right. At that time paperwork will be submitted as well as an appointment scheduled to participate in new employee orientation.
INFORMATION SECTION (click and read):
- Current State of Florida Department of Education Professional Educator’s Certificate if applicable
- Certificates of successful completion from the five, online teacher training classes through Sub-Hub
COMPLETED FORMS REQUIRED
( * signature/date required; **signature and notarization required and may be done at district office)
Authorization/Agreement for Automatic Direct Deposit of Payroll (*)
Attach personal check with VOID written across it for direct deposit payment purposes.
PS-016 Loyalty Oath (**)
Three (3) Non-Instructional References (PS-099) to be mailed to the Sumter County School Board by the person making the reference. These are not to be delivered by the prospective employee. Forms MUST be completed by past employers including one (1) from your most recent employer.
BENCOR National Government Employees Retirement Plan Enrollment Form – LEFT SIDE ONLY (*) Supplement provided for reading:
“A tax-advantaged strategy of the BENCOR National Plan – The FICA Alternative Plan”
Attend new employee orientation based on appointment time/date set in Step 4. Upon successful completion of Steps 1-4 and approval to substitute by the Sumter County School Board, you may begin active substituting.
Please note your valid Sumter County Substitute Teacher Certificate or a state issued certificate is required to substitute in Sumter County Schools. It is the responsibility of the substitute to maintain a valid certificate. Certificates are valid for five (5) years from the date issued.
For a five (5) year certificate renewal, contact the district Personnel Office any time during the last validity year of your certificate. A twenty dollar ($20) processing fee, subject to change, will be charged for each five-year renewal. If you do not renew your certificate, you will have to go through the above processing again.