Our Mission: To ensure that each student achieves his/her highest personal potential
Our Vision: To be a world-class school system
Department of Personnel Services
 School District of Lee County
 
Shannon Smith, Interim Director
 

Substitute Teacher Self-Service Center- FAQ's

1. How do I access the online application system?
2. How do I register to apply online?
3. What if I forget my USER ID or PASSWORD?
4. How do I navigate through the online application?
5. How can I review my online application?
6. Security Questions Information
7. How do I submit my online application?
8. Do I need to complete the entire online application each time I wish to apply for a position?
9. Can I save my online application and return at a later time?
10. What if I want to apply for positions in another category (administrative, instructional, or support)?
11. Can I update my online application?
12. How long will my online application remain active?
13. What documents are required after submitting the online application?
14. How do I submit requested documents?
15. How many references are required?
16. Who should complete my references?
17. Are officials transcripts required?
18. What happens after I submit my application?
19. When should I be fingerprinted?
20. When instructed, what do I need to bring with me when fingerprinted?
21. When instructed, where do I go to be fingerprinted?
22. What are the hours of fingerprinting?
23. Once I have been instructed, may I make an appointment to be fingerprinted?
24. How much does it cost to be fingerprinted?
25. Can I receive a refund for fingerprinting?
26. What other paperwork is required for completion of my substitute application file?  
27. Once I have a completed application and I have been fingerprinted, what is next?
28. How do I register for a Substitute Orientation session?
29. How do I know which Substitute Orientation session to attend?
30. What is the Leave Management System?
31. How/when do I enroll in the Leave Management System?
32. Who should I contact if I have questions regarding my substitute application?
33. What is the rate of pay for substitute teaching?
34. How do I verify years of teaching for substitute teacher salary credit?
35. How do I verify non-instructional work experience?
36. How long do I have to submit the Health Certificate Form?
37. What should I do if I no longer wish to be a substitute teacher?
38. How long will my substitute teacher status remain active?

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1.  How do I access the online application system?

For all regular positions please visit: http://hr.leeschools.net/PeopleSoft/JobAids/CG_TAM_Job_Aids_External_Appl.htm To become a substitute, one must first secure a recommendation from a school-based administrator.

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2.  How do I register to apply online?

After accessing the following website http://hr.leeschools.net/PeopleSoft/CG_TAM_Job_Aids_External_Appl.htm and clicking the "Apply Now" link  you will be prompted to create a user id and password. 

Be ready to record the USER ID and PASSWORD that you assign to yourself after you have registered with the system. If you have never applied online with the School District of Lee County, you are considered a "new user," and will need to register for a USER ID and PASSWORD.

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3.  What if I forget my USER ID or PASSWORD?

http://hr.leeschools.net/PeopleSoft/JobAids/Applicant%20Job%20Aids/EA.01_PS_Application_Instructions_External%2017.pdf

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4.  How do I navigate through the online application?

The easiest way to complete the application is to click on each of the application section links (Preferences, Work and Educational History, Application Questionnaire). Be sure to save your application when you complete each section.

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5.  How can I review my online application?

You can review your entire application by clicking on the appropriate application link in the Applications section of your Careers Home page.

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6.  Security Questions Information  

At the time of employment your fingerprints will be researched by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Sealed or expunged records must be revealed to The School District of Lee County pursuant to Florida Statutes. Your employment with The School District of Lee County is temporary and probationary pending successful background clearance. The security questions must be answered truthfully. A “Yes” answer to any of the following questions, does not automatically keep you from being hired. Your omission or falsification of any criminal history information is a cause for dismissal from employment (misdemeanor or felony, see below for examples of criminal offenses).

EXAMPLES OF CRIMINAL OFFENSES: Assault/battery, auto theft, disorderly conduct, domestic violence, DUI/DWI/DWAI, fraud (welfare/food stamps), loitering, prostitution/solicitation, robbery, shoplifting, theft (grand/petty), trespassing, worthless checks. NOTE: This is not a complete list and is intended to provide examples only. You must list all records including juvenile incidents and those in which adjudication was withheld and/or records were sealed/expunged.

IMPORTANT – READ CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING THE SECURITY QUESTION ON THE ONLINE APPLICATION.

The School District of Lee County will receive information on all records, including juvenile and those that have been sealed, expunged, or where adjudication was withheld. To omit a response or to be untruthful in your response, regardless of any previous information received from an attorney, a judge, or any third party, will be considered falsification of your application and is a cause for dismissal from employment.

If you have any questions, you should contact School District of Lee County Personnel Services Department or see Lee County School District Hiring Guidelines.

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7.  How do I submit my online application?

Submit the application electronically by clicking the "submit" button. Please note that you will be unable to submit the application if any required fields are incomplete (please verify that at least (3) references have been entered, a resume has been attached or copy and pasted, and all application questions have been answered).

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8.  Do I need to complete the entire online application each time I wish to apply for a position?

After submitting a complete application, you will not have to fill out the entire application again in the future, if applying for positions at another time. Your data will reappear the next time you login to your application to add positions. The only section you will need to complete each time you apply is the application questionnaire. However, if you do not become employed with the district within one year, all of your data may be deleted. 

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9.  Can I save my online application and return at a later time?

If you have not finished entering information, you may come back later and complete the online application. Your unsubmitted data will be saved for 72 hours before it will expire and be deleted. When you are ready to continue working on the application, revisit this site and log in with your User ID and password.

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10.  What if I want to apply for positions in another category (administrative, instructional, or support)?

If you wish to apply for positions in more than one category, choose one to complete at this time and come back to complete the other(s). Common information between the applications will be stored so you will not have to re-enter it.

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11.  Can I update my online application?

After you have submitted a complete application, you may re-enter the system at any time to update or make changes and resubmit your application. A submitted application cannot be changed. Please note that changes will be sent to Personnel Services only if you click the "Submit" button in the Submit section at the left.

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12.  How long will my online application remain active?

Complete applications will remain active for one year. Incomplete applications will be made inactive after 90 days. Please note, an application is not considered complete by the district until all required documents are submitted.

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13.  What documents are required after submitting the online application?
  • At least three (3) completed Non-Confidential Reference Forms. 
  • Official transcripts bearing the seal of the institution showing conferral of an Associates degree or higher (or at least 60 semester hours of college credit) are required. (Please do not have your transcripts sent directly to Personnel Services from the college.)
  • DD-214 form if you are claiming Veteran Preference.
  • If applicable, provide your date of retirement under the Florida Retirement System.

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14.  How do I submit requested documents?

Print and complete the Document Submission  form and attach the necessary documentation. Do not mail the document submission form and attached materials until you have completed the online application. 

Mail this form with the above attachments to the following address:

School District of Lee County
Personnel Services-Applications
2855 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, Florida 33966

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15.  How many references are required?

At least three (3) completed Non-Confidential Reference Forms are required. It is the applicant’s responsibility to send these forms to the people who are listed as references on the online application. The applicant needs to complete the name and address sections of these forms before sending them to the person providing the reference.

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16.  Who should complete my references? 

Professional references should include former employers, supervisors, professors, co-workers, etc. who would have first-hand knowledge of your character, personality, and work proficiency. If no professional references exist, list other relevant references (other than relatives). You may forward any letters of reference to the Personnel Services Office.

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17.  Are official transcripts required?  

Official transcripts bearing the seal of the accredited institution showing conferral of an Associate's degree or higher (or at least 60 semester hours of college credit).  Official transcripts must be received by Personnel Services in order to be eligible for hire. Please do not have your transcripts sent directly to Personnel from the college. You are required to submit your transcripts with a Document Submission Form.

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18.  What happens after I submit my application?

After Personnel Services receives your online application, document submission form and all requested materials (including the three required professional references), allow at least 15 business days for a confirmation letter to arrive via U.S. mail and/or via Email. The letter will confirm that you are cleared to proceed with the employment process and will provide further instructions. Your application may be made inactive if you do not submit all required materials within a reasonable time period.

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19.  When should I be fingerprinted?

After the substitute teaching application is completed and you have submitted all required documents you will be sent a letter from Lee County School District Personnel Services with instructions.

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20.  When instructed, what do I need to bring with me when fingerprinted?

Hired substitute teacher applicants must present an original Social Security Card and valid Driver’s License to Personnel Services when fingerprinted.

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21.  When instructed, where do I go to be fingerprinted?

Fingerprinting is completed at various locations. Registration is required through the FieldPrint website: http://www.fieldprintflorida.com

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22.  What are the hours of fingerprinting?

Fingerprints are conducted through FieldPrint vendor; please visit their website for the most current information. http://www.fieldprintflorida.com

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23.  Once I have been instructed, may I make an appointment to be fingerprinted?

All appointments must be schedule through the FieldPrint website: http://www.fieldprintflorida.com.

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24.  How much does it cost to be fingerprinted?

The fingerprinting fee is $53.50.

Payment must be made by credit card through the FieldPrint application. No other form of payment will be accepted.

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25.  Can I receive a refund for fingerprinting?

FieldPrint charges fees for a "no show" or rescheduled appointment. Visit http://www.fieldprintflorida.com for the most accurate information.

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26.  What other paperwork is required for completion of my substitute application file?

After fingerprinting has been completed, you will be required to present your Social Security Card and Driver’s License for identification purposes to Personnel Services. You will also be required to fill out the following forms upon arrival:

  • Information form
  • W-4 form
  • I-9 form
  • Loyalty Oath form

Other forms that will be furnished to the applicant (for take home) will be:

  • Health Certificate Form
  • Work Experience Verification Form
  • Designation of Beneficiary for Final Payroll Wages
  • Preferred Location List

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27.  Once I have a completed application and I have been fingerprinted, what is next?

You must return the forms from the welcome packet to the Department of Personnel Services and complete required paperwork. Please bring your original Social Security Card and a government-issued photo identification.

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28.  How do I register for a Substitute Orientation session? 

There are currently no Substitute Orientation sessions scheduled.

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29.  How do I know which Substitute Orientation session to attend?

There are no Substitute Orientation sessions currently scheduled.

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30.  What is the Leave Management System?

The Leave Management System is the name of the School District of Lee County’s substitute management system. This system allows us to fill absences easily and efficiently using the latest in web-based and telephone-base technology.  https://lms.leeschools.net

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31.  How/when do I enroll in the Leave Management System?

Instructions will be provided to you when you attend the Substitute Teacher Orientation Session.

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32.  Who should I contact if I have questions regarding my substitute application?

Please call (239) 337-8197 for additional information. Or, you may email the Substitute Teacher Center.

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33.  What is the rate of pay for substitute teaching?
 
Credential Requirement Daily Rate
High school diploma and minimum of four (4) years
work experience
$80.00
60 College credits hours up to a bachelor's degree $90.00
Bachelor's degree and higher $103.00
Bachelor's degree or higher and 10 years verified work experience in a public education institution $108.00

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34.  How do I verify years of teaching for substitute teacher salary credit?

If you have previous years of teaching experience, please send the Instructional Teaching Work Experience Verification Form to your former employer(s). This form should be completed and returned with a Document Submission Form to the following address to ensure proper salary placement.

School District of Lee County
Personnel Services-Applications
2855 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33966

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35.  How do I verify non-instructional work experience?

Four year of verified work experience is required for substitute teacher applicants who do not have a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of college credit or hold a minimum of an Associates Degree. Please use attached form for Verification of Non-Instructional Work Experience.

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36.  How long do I have to submit the Health Certificate Form?

Please have your doctor sign upon completion of a physical exam. Additionally, a Tuberculosis test with results is required. You will have 30 days from your date of employment to submit this to Personnel Services

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37.  What should I do if I no longer wish to be a substitute teacher?

Please complete an Ending Substitute Teaching Form and return as instructed on the form.

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38.  How long will my substitute teacher status remain active?

Your status as a substitute teacher will remain active as long as you work at least one day during the school year. If you do not work at least one day, your status will be made inactive and you will need to reapply.

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General Disclaimer

The School District of Lee County is committed to protecting the privacy of students and employees as well as other individuals associated with the District.  At times the District may ask you for your Social Security number.  Federal and state law requires the collection of your Social Security number for certain purposes such as those related to employment, contracted services and financial aid.  The District is working to minimize the use of Social Security numbers within its business processes.  The Social Security number will not be disclosed to individuals or agencies outside the District except as allowed by law or with permission from the individual.