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Substitute Teaching for 2018-2019

We've Moved truck

The ESC office has moved to the Stark State Campus!

The Substitute office is now located at
6057 Strip Avenue NW, North Canton, OH 44720

Thank you for your patience as we transition to the new site.  We look forward to serving you!

Map to ESC Strip Ave

Please note that most GPS applications do not take you to the correct location as this time.

The building entrance is not directly on Strip Avenue.  You must turn into the Stark State/Kent State Campus (easiest found by entering directly across from the Hall of Fame bridge).  We are in the main entrance marked "Stark State College Advanced Technology Center."



Directions from the old 38th Street office--Take 38th east to Cleveland Ave. Turn left and continue past Everhard Rd. SW, Easthill St. SE, and Schneider St. SE.  Turn left on Glenwood St. SW.  Continue until you reach the Hall of Fame Bridge.  Cross bridge and enter the Stark State/Kent State Stark Campus.  At the stop sign, turn right. The first building on the right is the Advanced Technology Center. Free parking is adjacent to the entrance.

Directions from Akron and points north--Take I-77 south and follow I-77 directions below.

Directions from Alliance--Take Route 62 to I-77 north and follow I-77 directions below.

Directions from Wooster, Columbus, and points west--Take State Route 30 east to I-77 north and follow I-77 directions below.

Directions via I-77--Take I-77 to Exit 111 (Portage Street, Canal Fulton). Turn west and continue to the first traffic light, Strip Avenue. Turn left at that light onto Strip Avenue and follow this access road around the perimeter of The Strip. After passing Wal-Mart, the next traffic light is the rear entrance to the campus directly across from the Hall of Fame Bridge (there are two brick signs that say Stark State and Kent State). Turn right. At the stop sign, turn right. The first building on the right is the Advanced Technology Center. Free parking is adjacent to the entrance.



The Stark County Educational Service Center maintains a licensed Substitute Teacher list for these school districts in Stark County:

Alliance City, Brown Local, Canton Local, Dalton Local, Fairless Local, Jackson Local, Lake Local, Louisville City, Marlington Local, Massillon City, Minerva Local, North Canton City, Northwest Local, Osnaburg Local, Perry Local, Plain Local, RG Drage Career Tech Ctr., Sandy Valley Local, Strasburg-Franklin Local, and Tuslaw Local (Canton City and Green Local will require additional paperwork).

To be eligible to substitute teach in any or all of the school districts listed above, you will need to complete an ONLINE APPLICATION, upload required documents, and provide a paper copy of your background check (both BCI and FBI).


  • Stark County ESC Substitute Teacher Application (click here for online application through Recruit & Hire)

The Substitute Teacher application must be completed and updated annually for your name to be placed on the list making you eligible for substitute teacher work.  Be sure to remember your username and password when creating your account in Recruit & Hire so you can easily update your personal information and preferences in future years.


  • Official College Transcripts in PDF format showing Bachelor’s Degree conferred date.

All uploaded transcripts should be legible, in PDF format (no JPEG), and include the registrar’s signature. When scanning a multi-page transcript, create ONE document file that includes ALL pages (front/back, including key/legend).One PDF document per college transcript.

NOTE:  If needed, our office can scan your official transcript into PDF format for you.

If you are applying for a substitute teacher license for the first time, you will also need to upload your official transcript to your SAFE account at Ohio Department of Education.


  • VALID Ohio Teaching License OR Substitute Teaching License issued by Ohio Department of Education

A long- or short-term substitute teacher license is only required if you do not hold a valid standard teaching license issued by Ohio Department of Education.

Click here for Information on Applying for Substitute Teacher Licensure

For directions to apply for initial or renewal substitute teacher license, click on the user manual below.  Be sure to use Stark County ESC IRN# 049825 for the superintendent’s electronic signature.

Ohio CORE Applicant User Manual


  • Fingerprinting/Background Check

Stark County ESC offers fingerprinting services by appointment only.

Click here for more information and to schedule an appointment.

If you had fingerprinting/background check completed within the past 365 days AND also sent electronically to Ohio Department of Education for licensure, paper copies of both the BCI (Ohio) and FBI (national) results will be accepted, but we must have a copy in our office.


For more information, contact the
Substitute Office
Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
330-492-8136, ext. 1312
330-493-9130 Fax

Additional Information and Resources

Applicants will not be placed on the Stark County ESC Substitute Teacher List until all required documents have been submitted for processing and approval.

Ohio law does not permit the treasurer of a local/city/JVS/ESC to pay a substitute teacher unless the above requirements have been met prior to your work.Payroll forms are available from the treasurer’s office and must be completed prior to reimbursement for your work as a substitute teacher.

Any changes or corrections in your contact information, location preferences, or availability status must be either called in, 330/492-8136 ext 1312, or e-mailed to substitute@email.sparcc.org.

Substitutes who are on the active sublist at the end of the school year will receive information, via US mail by mid-May, regarding reasonable assurance of employment as a substitute teacher for the following school year.PLEASE NOTIFY THE SUB OFFICE WITH CHANGE OF ADDRESS TO ENSURE RECEIPT OF RENEWAL INFORMATION FOR THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL YEAR.

For more information on the sub management programs used in Stark County, click here.


Substitute Direct Deposit Form, Terms and Conditions

Stark County ESC is now offering the direct deposit option to our substitute teachers and substitute aides.


  1. Two copies of the Terms and Conditions are included: a Substitute copy and an ESC copy.
  2. The ESC Terms and Conditions copy must accompany the Direct Deposit form.
  3. The Direct Deposit form must be completed in accordance to the instructions.                                                    

          Click here to access forms


2018-2019 Personal Records Forms

Daily Record

Insurance Memo
Insurance information available to substitute teachers

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