Should I Hire a Substitute Teacher Without an Education Degree? How to Simplify the Recruiting Process
During a teacher shortage, qualified substitutes are tasked to fill classroom vacancies. In a stretch, this can include substitutes who hold a college degree unrelated to education. Through a limited licensure or emergency certification program, these degreed individuals may help to fill the void left by teacher vacancies, further depleting the number of individuals availableRead More
What to Look for in a Substitute Teacher for Elementary School
Every student spends a portion of their school year under the care and direction of substitute teachers. There are the short-term absences due to illness or professional development, and there are long-term leaves for maternity or reasons falling under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In either case, substitute teachers have a significant influenceRead More
Substitute Teacher Requirements You Should Never Have to Compromise On
Quality substitute teachers are vital to the continuity of instruction when teachers are inevitably absent. They allow instruction to continue uninterrupted and ensure that students are supervised and cared for by a responsible educator. But when supply does not equal demand, can districts compromise on the requirements for substitute teacher candidates? The short answer isRead More
What Is a Long-Term Substitute Teacher?
All students encounter substitute teachers throughout the course of their K-12 experience. These occurrences can be brief and fleeting for some students, but others may be under the care and guidance of a substitute teacher for a significant period of time. Whether during an extended illness or maternity leave of the regular teacher, or dueRead More
Congratulations to Our February Employees of the Month!
Each month, our partner school districts submit glowing reviews of our employees, from which we select two employees of the month. We’re pleased to recognize our honorees from February 2019!Read More
Are Substitute Teachers Considered Employees? How To Manage Your Substitute Staff
Substitute teachers are a special group of educators that play an important role in school districts across the country. A crucial subset of education professionals and one that no district could succeed without, substitute teachers play a vital role in classroom instruction. But are substitute teachers considered employees? What kind of management do substitute staffRead More
A School Administrator’s Guide to Financial Management in Education
Financial management in education is one of the most essential and challenging aspects of a school administrator’s job. Critical to a school district’s educational mission, the dedication of financial resources and their effective management directly impact student achievement. School leaders have the complex task of matching available resources, monetary and human, with their educational initiatives.Read More
The Ultimate School Budget Planning Worksheet
Budgeting for substitute teachers can present quite a challenge to cash-strapped school districts across the country. In addition to anticipated expenses, the related costs can accrue, quickly getting out of hand if you do not have a solid understanding of what you are spending annually for this important line item. It can be easy toRead More
Work 5+ Days in March for a Chance to Win These Awesome Prizes!
Attention ESS employees: If you work 5+ days in March, you’ll automatically earn an entry into our monthly drawing. The more days you work, the more chances you gain to win one of these awesome prizes!Read More
Congratulations to Our February 2019 Raffle Winners!
Each month, we give away more than $1,000 worth of exciting prizes to some lucky employees who meet or exceed certain work frequency and performance qualifications. We want to reward our most dedicated people with an opportunity to win something big! We’re pleased to announce the winners of last month’s raffle:Read More