• Blue Springs R-IV School District – Substitute Teaching Application Process

    Substitute teachers are an important part of the team in the Blue Springs School District: they assist the district in continuing the effective educational process provided by our highly qualified teaching staff while staff members are receiving additional professional development or absent from their position for another reason. We strive to provide a strong pool of qualified substitute teachers for these occurrences.

    Please see the information below for the answers to your questions regarding substitute teachers in Blue Springs. If you are unable to find the answer you need, please contact Jessica Carter by e-mail or at 816-874-3229. Thank you for your interest in subbing for us!

    The 2018-19 substitute teacher application is now open. You must have a Missouri substitute certificate or teaching certificate PRIOR to applying.

    To be a substitute, you must have a minimum of 60 college hours and hold a substitute teaching certificate from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). You can apply for the substitute certificate through the DESE Web site. (Exception: If you are a teacher certified in the state of Missouri you do not need a substitute certificate).

    You must first complete the application online through the Blue Springs School District Application website (Look for the job posting titled "Substitute Teacher" on the following page: Blue Springs R-IV Online Application). Your application will be reviewed by Department of Human Resources personnel and you may be asked to come in for a face-to-face interview. If you are selected to join the substitute list you will then be invited to come in for paperwork and orientation. Items Needed: Two forms of ID (passport or driver’s license and social security card or birth certificate)

    Fingerprint Background Check Information
    The Department of Education requires that a fingerprint background check be done on all new substitutes. You can schedule your fingerprinting appointment online through the MACHS Fingerprint Portal using 0921 for your registration number. We can also schedule your appointment for you when you come to our office to complete paperwork, but your clearance must be complete prior to beginning work. The cost for this background check is $40.30. (If you have completed a fingerprint background check in the past 12 months you do not need to be fingerprinted again.)

    Getting the Call
    The Blue Springs School District uses an automated calling system to notify substitutes of job assignments (Absence Management).

    Current Substitute Teachers
    Substitutes must work at least one job during the school year in order to be invited back to the substitute list for the following year. This is consistent with DESE's policy that substitutes must work at least one day in order to have their substitute certificate renewed for the next year. We will mail you a renewal packet in the summer to invite you back to the substitute list (you do not need to reapply online).

    If you need to update your W-4 tax form allowances, please click on the following links to print out the forms and bring them back to the HR department. Federal W-4 / MO State W-4

    The Blue Springs School District, upon employment, utilizes E-Verify to validate the ability of new employees to work legally in the United States.

    The District will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.