Substitutes

 
 
Link to eSchool Solutions SmartFind Express
 
SmartFindExpress is a website used to manage employee absences and to coordinate the assignment of substitutes.
 
SYSTEM ACCESS:

To Access the SFE System, click HERE!  

PHONE ACCESS:

     (850) 301-3001 - Central & South County (FWB,                                         Niceville, & Destin)

     (850) 683-7666 - North County (Crestview Area)


Substitute System Help Desk

Phone Number: (850) 833-5817
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30:am to 4:00pm
Help Desk email: wardj1@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us


Work Requirement Policy

School Board policy requires you to work 9 times during a school year. If you fail to do this you will be removed entirely from the substitute list and released as a substitute.


Do Not Call Policy

When a substitute does not meet the requirements and standards set forth for them as substitutes, they may lose the right to be called by the schools.

If substitutes do not perform as expected the school may request that the sub be placed on a DO NOT CALL list. If this happens, the substitute will be notified.

Please note, district procedure states if three schools request that a substitute not be called, the sub will be removed entirely from the substitute list and released as a substitute.

This unfortunate situation does occur from time to time AND is based on the need for all employees to be accountable for the safety, welfare, and academic achievement of district students. Also, a substitute may be dismissed for any single specific action that is determined to warrant dismissal by the Human Resources Department. 


Quick Sub Notes Newsletters

End of the Year Wrap Up
Welcome Back - Volume 1 Issue 1

 
 
Requirements for Substitute Teaching:

AA degree or 60 college credit hours

Educational Support Substitute Requirements

All applicants interested in some kind of substitute position must first complete the Newcomer's Orientation and Fingerprints prior to setting up appointment.

SUBSTITUTE CERTIFICATE PAYMENT ONLINE INFORMATION
You now have the option to pay for the substitute teaching certificate online with a credit card.

REQUIREMENTS BEFORE PAYMENT:
You must receive the email stating that your application is complete for substituting and to call for an appointment.
You must call Janet Ward for an appointment to be hired in as a substitute teacher FIRST before you pay online.

PLEASE NOTE: Please follow the instructions. Paying for the substitute certificate before the items above are complete could cause delays in the hiring process. Paying for the substitute certificate before the requirements are met does not guarantee hiring.

If you have completed the two items listed above, then you may click on the Pay Now link below:

Link to Pay Now Sub Certificates

You may have to set up a profile to complete the Online Payment Process.


Link to Employment Application


Bencor FICA Alternative Plan Information

FICA Alternative Plan Distribution Request Form: (Check or Direct Deposit)

  • You will need to complete the first two pages to have a check sent or
  • You will need to complete the first three pages to do direct deposit. (Voided check required)

Click here for Distribution Request Form

FICA Alternative Plan Direct Rollover Request Form: (Rollover to IRA, ROTH)

  • You will need to complete the first three pages

Click here for Rollover Request Form

Please note:

If you do not send the forms back to OCSD Human Resources first it can delay the process. 

Send completed forms to:

Okaloosa County School District  
Human Resources
120 Lowery Place SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Call Janet Ward at 850-833-5817 for questions.