Substitute Teaching at BESD61
Are you interested in serving the community and supporting our schools? Apply today through the Applitracks system on the I-Kan webpage.
BESD 61 offers competitive rates for short-term, long term teacher and teacher assistant substitutes.
In order to serve as a substitute, applicants must have a valid Illinois Teaching License or Substitute Teaching License if applyin for a teacher substitute, or have a valid ELS (PARA) Paraprofessional Educator License if applying to be a teacher assistant substitute. Please contact our district office with any further questions.
In efforts to reduce the substitute teacher shortage, ISBE is now offering a reimbursement of application and registration fees to qualifying applicants. To qualify:
- Your substitute issuance date must be later than July 1, 2017
- You must work at least 10 full school days within one year of your issuance date
- You must apply for the reimbursement within 18 months of your issuance date
If you meet these requirements, please complete form 73-02: Substitute License Fee Refund Request. This form must be returned to ISBE by the school or district official. Forms submitted by the applicant will not be honored.