Substitute Information

Substitute Teacher

Thank you for your interest in substitute teaching for the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District. You will need to contact the ISD office to obtain an application. Also, many of the schools like to meet with each sub and they may have additional information requests, so please contact each school you are interested in subbing for directly. 

Please note: you will need to provide college transcripts from a four-year university (showing at least 90 credit hours, all on one transcript), a copy of your current, valid teaching certificate (if applicable), and pass a background check. If you have a valid teaching certificate and will be substitute teaching under it, you may sub in the subject areas listed on your license for the duration of the school year without having to pay the substitute permit fee; however, if you will be substituting outside of your subject area, then you may only do so for a total of 90 days or pay for a substitute permit. The annual substitute permit fee is $45.00, paid through the Michigan Department of Education's online system. If you meet the requirements to substitute teach, you are required per State (MCL 380.1230a(6) and Federal (Title 5 and Title 28, Ch I 50.12(b) laws, to pass a fingerprint based criminal history background check. The approximate cost for a background check is $70.00. If you substitute in the ISD programs (Special Education and Career and Technological Education), you may be eligible for reimbursement for your background check fee. Please save your receipt and contact Tieheena Lemerond at 906-575-3438 x100, regarding potential background fee reimbursement.

For additional information regarding the permit, please review the "Fact About Teacher Permits" document below.

Facts About Teacher Permits

 

Substitute Paraprofessional

If you do not meet the Michigan Department of Education Substitute Teacher requirements, or are just interested in subbing as a paraprofessional, then we would love to have you in our classrooms. Please contact the ISD office to obtain an application. The only fee associated with subbing as a paraprofessional is the background check and that cost is approximately $70.00. If you meet the requirements to substitute as a paraprofessional, you are required per State (MCL 380.1230a(6) and Federal (Title 5 and Title 28, Ch I 50.12(b) laws, to pass a fingerprint based criminal history background check. The approximate cost for a background check is $70.00. If you substitute in the ISD programs (Special Education and Career and Technological Education), you may be eligible for reimbursement for your background check fee. Please save your receipt and contact Tieheena Lemerond at 906-575-3438 x100, regarding potential background fee reimbursement.

If you have any questions regarding the substitute application process, please contact Tieheena Lemerond at 906-575-3438 x100 or email: tlemerond@goisd.org.