Substitute Teachers

Current Substitute Teachers

Welcome Back to School!

Thank you for your patience as we process over 600 reactivation forms!  All reactivation forms will be processed by the end of the first week of school.  If you haven’t signed the handbook acknowledgement form, you must do so to become active again.  Handbook forms can be signed at the District Office.  Just let the receptionist at the front desk know.  If you substitute at high schools, be sure to ask for the new parking tag as well.

New Substitute Teacher Handbook

The Substitute Teacher Handbook has been updated and revised!  In the past, there were two handbooks:  SubWays To Good Teaching and the Substitute Teaching New Information Packet.  This year, the two have been combined, and is now the Substitute Teacher Handbook – Guide to Successful Substitute Teaching.  You’ll find streamlined information that is easy to find and understand.  You’ll want to be sure to review Safety and Security, pages 9-12, where you’ll find new information about infection control, food allergies, and standard response protocols (LPS no longer utilizes “Code Red”).  On page 14, you’ll find updated information about where to park when substituting at the high schools.  Please be sure to review the Reporting Child Abuse and Harassment policies on pages 19-23.  You’ll find invaluable information throughout the entire handbook.

Substitutes are also responsible for knowing the information in the Hourly Employee Handbook.  Substitute teachers are highly encouraged to review both handbooks annually.  Links to both the Substitute Teacher Handbook and the Hourly Employee Handbook are found below.

SubFinder

Handbooks

District News

District news and important resources for staff can be found on the LPS Staff Center. Included here are links to the Information Center for Employees (ICE), Docushare, Staff Directory, Web Mail, Web Calendar and more.

Important Dates

Essential Info for Success

Forms

Other Sites/Resources

Reactivation for Sub Paras & Bilingual Interpreters

Instructions for completing and submitting the reactivation forms by July 1, 2014:

  1. Open the form and save it on your computer.  Title the document 2014-15 Sub Para Reactivation or 2014-15 Bilingual Reactivation, which ever applies.
  2. Close the attachment, then open the saved document from your own computer.
  3. Complete all information requested on the form.  Save completed form to your computer.
  4. Open an email, and in the subject line, type the following: 2014-15 Sub Para Reactivation or 2014-15 Bilingual Reactivation, which ever applies.  Attach the saved completed document.
  5. Address the email to jericks4@lps.org.  You may want to copy yourself so you can double check that the information transferred properly.

If your form is not received by July 1, you will be resigned as a substitute para or bilingual interpreter.  If you miss the deadline but wish to substitute next school year, you will need to re-apply.

Sub Para Reactivation Form

Bilingual Interpreter Reactivation Form

Reactivation for Mentors

Instructions for completing and submitting the Mentor Reactivation Form:

  1. Open the form and save it on your computer.  Title the document 2014-15 Mentor Reactivation.
  2. Close the attachment, then open the saved document from your own computer.
  3. Complete all information requested on the form.  Save completed form to your computer.
  4. Open an email, and in the subject line, type the following: 2014-15 Mentor Reactivation.  Attach the saved completed document.
  5. Address the email to ccornell@lps.org.  You may want to copy yourself so you can double check that the information transferred properly.

Mentor Reactivation Form

Becoming an LPS Substitute

Substitute Teacher Applications

LPS will begin accepting Substitute Teacher applications for the 2014-2015 school year on June 16, 2014.

To apply online or to see the current list of employment opportunities, click here to enter the Lincoln Public Schools Recruitment System. For your convenience, you may wish to bookmark the Lincoln Public Schools Recruitment homepage when you enter the system.

When completing a substitute teacher application, please be sure to include email addresses for your references and upload your original transcripts and teaching certificate, in order to prevent delays in the processing of your application.

You will also be asked to complete a Gallup online interview called the Teacher Insight Survey. There is a link in the application process that will lead you to the Gallup interview.

Local Substitute Teachers

Local substitute teachers are those who hold a bachelor degree (or higher) in something other than education, or teacher education students of senior standing.

Local Substitute Requirements

Local Substitute Teacher Orientations

After applying for a Local Substitute Teacher position, applicants must attend a mandatory orientation before being considered for employment.  Orientations will be held on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • August 22, 2014: District Office (5905 O Street)
  • September 5, 2014:  West Gate Bank (56th and Highway 2)
  • October 3, 2014: District Office
  • November 7, 2014: District Office
  • December 12, 2014: District Office
  • January 16, 2015: District Office

To register, please email the date you would like to attend to Stacey Blizek at sblizek@lps.org, with “Orientation Registration” in the subject line.  Stacey will confirm your registration via email.

Teacher Education Students:
  • Should attend an orientation session the semester prior to student teaching.
  • Should attend an orientation session in a timely manner to allow the certification process to be completed early in the semester of student teaching.
  • MUST complete the LPS Local Substitute application prior to registering for the orientation.