Human Resources

Substitute Teachers

Current Substitute Teachers

Sub Ways Newsletter

Spring is almost here!  During this time of spring fever, 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. 

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.



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

Becoming a LPS Substitute Teacher

Substitute Teacher Applications

LPS will begin accepting Substitute Teacher applications for the 2015-2016 school year on May 1, 2015.

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.

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:

  • 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 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.