SUBSTITUTE PAY UPDATE / COVID-19
With regard and respect to this unfortunate COVID-19 closure, the district is not extending ongoing pay to any temporary, substitute, or contracted staff. As is the norm, any pay for such staff will be predicated of work performed. We have heard that federal/state governments are looking at unemployment programs that will address displaced workers nationally. However, the details, eligibility standards, and management of such programs would be under the preview of the Georgia Department of Labor.
These are uncertain times and we are still trying to figure out the best way forward. Our best advice would be to engage the Georgia Department of Labor by submitting a claim for unemployment or other means as directed by the Georgia Department of Labor. Although, Fulton County Schools has no authority regarding GaDOL decisions, we will not oppose any claim for unemployment due to the COVID-19 crisis if asked.
Aside: A recent AJC article included misinformation, therefore the above statement has and continues to be the district’s position regarding substitute pay (long or short-term).
Substitute in Fulton
The office of Substitute Services supports continuity in the learning process by timely placing substitutes when the respective employees (teacher, paraprofessional, clerical or clinic assistants) must be absent.
Are you interested in impacting the lives of Fulton County Schools students by providing instruction and classroom managment to FCS schools and students during the short-term or long-term absence of a school based employee? If so, consider becoming a substitute with Fulton County Schools. If interested, review the necessary steps to become a substitute below.
Steps to Become a Substitute
- Apply for the Substitute Teacher Position by completing an online application and upload ALL required documents.
- Your application will be reviewed and considered Complete or Incomplete:
COMPLETE - You have submitted all necessary information. You will receive an email from email@example.com that includes information to complete your timeline, all pre-employment forms, and background screening. All timeline forms MUST be completed before you will be invited to attend an onboarding session.
INCOMPLETE - Your application was missing necessary information. You will not receive an email or phone call from Fulton County Schools regarding your application. Please review your application to ensure that you have submitted all required information and reapply in the next calendar month.
- Fingerprint clearance is verified and an email is sent with invitation to attend next onboarding and orientation session.
- Candidate attends mandatory orientation and MUST bring 2 valid forms of identification. Review I-9 documentation in pre-employment forms for list of appropriate forms of identification.