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Substitute Teaching


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.