We can’t wait for you to join the ESS family!
ESS has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia to manage its substitute program.

Current SDP Substitutes
We encourage all current School District of Philadelphia substitutes to continue their important services to the District by becoming an ESS substitute. In January 2022, we will start the transition process by inviting current SDP substitutes to an ESS information session. Please check back on this website periodically as we continue to add updates about the transition, including dates and times for ESS information sessions.

We cannot thank the SDP’s substitutes enough for stepping in at a moment’s notice to ensure Philadelphia’s students experience continuity in academic and support services. Please continue accepting assignments with Kelly Education for the rest of the 2021/22 school year.

Pay Rates
Substitute employees will continue to be paid the same pay rates under the ESS program. Pay rates vary based on education level, licensure status, and the assignment that you accept. For more details, click the button below to view our comprehensive pay rate chart.

ESS is aware that a bonus structure is currently in place, and it is being reevaluated in April. We will communicate the bonus structure for the next school year once a decision is made.

Contact Information
Thank you for your patience during the transition. If you have any immediate questions, please email SDPSubs@ESS.com or call 215.261.5523.