Posted Date: 01/14/2022
Thank you for your interest in becoming a temporary emergency substitute teacher at Clearwater USD 264.
Background from The Kansas State Board of Education (KSDE):
KSDE on Wednesday, Jan. 12, unanimously approved an emergency declaration that allows any individual meeting certain qualifications to apply for a Temporary Emergency Authorized License (TEAL).
This action will help solve the substitute teacher shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Any TEAL obtained through the emergency declaration will expire June 1, 2022. After that date, individuals will have to meet the more rigorous requirements for a substitute teacher license.
Usually there is a minimum requirement of 60 semester credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university in order to obtain an emergency substitute license. The emergency declaration removes this minimum requirement for the TEAL.
Meet the minimum age requirement of 18.
Have a high school diploma. Individuals with a general educational development (GED) diploma/certificate aren’t eligible.
Have a verified employment commitment from a district or system.
Be fingerprinted and pass a background check.
Submit a completed application to KSDE.
Application steps to be a temporary emergency substitute teacher at Clearwater USD 264:
Read and complete Section A of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) application.
Complete a USD 264 application for a Certified Substitute Position at https://www.usd264.org/21725_1
Schedule a time for a brief interview with the district office by emailing Superintendent Chris Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: The district will not complete section B of the application to verify employment until after the interview has been completed.)
Submit a fingerprint card for background check as outlined in the KSDE application.
Complete USD 264 human resources onboarding paperwork.
This process should take a few weeks to complete and we are here to help you. Thank you for taking advantage of this opportunity during a difficult time in education.