Human Resources

Substitute Teachers

Current Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teacher Reactivation – Deadline June 15!

All substitute teachers who wish to continue subbing for the 2015-16 school year must submit the Substitute Teacher Reactivation Form to Human Resources by June 15. This includes substitute teachers who were hired during second semester of 2014-15.

  • Download the reactivation form.
  • If you experience difficulties with the reactivation form, you may need to upgrade your version of Adobe or try using a different internet browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome. Mac users have had success using Safari.
  • Click File, Save As and save the reactivation form to your desktop titled “Sub Reactivation”.
  • Close the attachment/download.
  • Open the Sub Reactivation form on your desktop, complete the form, save and close.
  • Email the reactivation form as an attachment to with “Sub Reactivation” in the email subject line.
  • By completing the reactivation form, you are acknowledging access to and responsibility for understanding the Substitute Teacher Handbook.
  • Deadline for submitting reactivation forms is: June 15, 2015.
  • Human Resources computers are available from 8:00 – 4:00 if you would like assistance with the form.
  • Failure to return the reactivation form by June 15 will result in your resignation as a substitute teacher.

If you fail to return your sub reactivation form by the June 15 deadline, you will be required to fill out a new Substitute Teacher application and go through the entire hiring process.

If you no longer wish to be a substitute teacher for LPS and would like to be removed from the sub list now, please fill out and return the Change of Status form.

SAVE THE DATE! The Substitute Teacher Kick-Off Conference will be held July 31, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at East High School.  The focus of this conference will be on technology and best practices. We strongly encourage you to take part in the conference as we will be presenting the new technology features and classrooms for LPS. All sessions will apply specifically to effective strategies for substitute teachers to be successful in a digital learning environment.

Sub Ways Newsletter

The Human Resources Department would like to share information with you via our Sub Ways Newsletter. We have included important dates to remember as well as helpful tips and strategies to take you into the home stretch of the school year.  Before you know it, spring will pass and summer will be around the corner. 

We have confirmed Friday, July 31, 2015 as the only date for the Fall Substitute Teacher Kick-Off Conference.  Please mark your calendar for this day which will include vital training in technology, curriculum and class management. 

Thank you for supporting our schools and our students “springing” into another great season of learning. 

The Substitute Teacher Handbook

The Substitute Teacher Handbook – Guide to Successful Substitute Teaching has valuable information throughout the entire handbook. 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.  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.

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.



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


Other Sites/Resources

Reactivation for Sub Paras & Bilingual Interpreters

Instructions for completing and submitting the reactivation forms by June 29, 2015:

1. Open the form and save it on your computer. Title the document 2015-16 Sub Para Reactivation or 2015-16 Bilingual Reactivation, whichever 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: 2015-16 Sub Para Reactivation or 2015-16 Bilingual Reactivation, whichever applies. Attach the saved completed document.

5. Address the email to You may want to copy yourself so you can double check that the information transferred properly.

If your form is not received by June 29, 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

Becoming a Substitute Teacher

Substitute Teacher Applications

LPS is now accepting Substitute Teacher applications for the 2015-2016 school year.

To apply online or view 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. Please carefully review the substitute teacher requirements to be sure you apply for the correct position (do not apply for both). Substitute teachers are individuals who hold a bachelor degree (or higher) in education. Local Substitute teachers are individuals who hold a bachelor degree (or higher) in something other than education, or are teacher education students of senior standing.

When completing a substitute teacher application, please be sure to include email addresses for a minimum of three professional references and upload your transcripts and teaching certificate, in order to prevent delays in the processing of your application. Original transcripts and teaching certificate will be required for Human Resources at the time of hire.

You will also be asked to complete a Gallup online interview called the Teacher Insight Survey. After you submit your application, you will find a link for the Gallup interview located under the Application Status tab of your account.

Only complete applications will be processed and can take up to 4-6 weeks to finalize. Incomplete applications will be reviewed every two weeks and will be closed if still incomplete. Applicants will be notified via email when they are ready to be hired.

Local Substitute Teachers

Local substitute teachers are those who hold a bachelor degree (or higher) in something other than education, or are 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:

  • May 8, 2015: West Gate Bank (56th & Highway 2)
  • August 21, 2015: District Office (5905 O Street)
  • September 11, 2015: District Office
  • October 2, 2015: District Office
  • November 6, 2015: District Office
  • December 11, 2015: District Office
  • January 15, 2016: District Office

To register, please email the date you would like to attend to Rhonda Meyer at with “Orientation Registration” in the subject line.  Rhonda 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 6 to 8 week certification process to be completed early in the semester of student teaching.
  • Meet the Nebraska Department of Education Human Relations requirement before applying to the NDE for certification.
  • MUST complete the LPS Local Substitute application prior to registering for the orientation.