New Subs 2019-2020 School Year

Last Updated: 5/29/2019 2:01 AM

The ESC office is located on the Stark State campus.  Click here for directions.

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 our 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 educator account at Ohio Department of Education.


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

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

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) issues all substitute teacher licensure. You must apply online for license.
Click here for Ohio CORE Applicant User Manual. Be sure to use Stark County ESC IRN# 049825 for the superintendent’s electronic signature. This will not be signed until your Recruit and Hire application is submitted along with transcript.


  • 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.


Once the above steps are completed and reviewed, you will receive confirmation and absence management information.


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

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