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Substitute Information

Substitute Teacher/ParaPro Information 

NOTE: This class can be used to meet the class/lab hour requirement for ParaProfessional certification. However, a formal assessment is also required to qualify as a ParaProfessional. Full details will be given at the first class.

Substitutes with a four-year degree are paid $80 per day if subbing for a teaching position; those who do not have a four-year degree are paid $65 per day.
Substitutes for classified positions are paid $65 per day regardless of education.

To be considered for substitute teacher employment in the School District of Oconee County, the following requirements apply:
(Please note that items 3, 4, and 5 must be completed in order)
1) Must hold a high school diploma or GED.
2) Must be 18 years old to substitute in kindergarten - grade 5.  Must be either 21 years old or a college graduate if younger than 21 to substitute in grades 6- 12.
3) Must complete an online application. ( )  Please include email addresses for your references.
4) Email for an appointment to complete a district-level interview. If you do not have email, call 886-4400 ext 6119 for an appointment. Appointments will not be given without 3 completed references.
5) Must complete substitute teacher training class provided by the district. See information below on how to register for this training.
6) Must provide evidence of a TB test with results less than one-year old.
7) Must have a clear SLED check (SLED check is conducted by the district; fee is paid by district).
8) Must provide copies of social security card and valid driver's license.
9) Print, complete, and return forms listed below. The forms may be mailed to 414 South Pine Street, Walhalla, SC 29691 or may be hand-delivered to the same address. (You must submit W-4, TB, I-9, Medical History, Health Statement, Declaration of Employment, and Direct Deposit. If you are not interested in retirement benefits, complete and return the Election of Non-Membership; if you have retired from the SC Retirement System, complete and return the Notice of Employed Retiree; if you are interested in retirement benefits contact Sue at 886-4400 ext 6119 for appointment.)


* (required for those NOT interested in retirement benefits; if you are interested in retirement benefits, contact Sue at 864-886-4400 ext 6119 for appointment.)  ** (Required for those who have retired from the SC Retirement System.)


How to register for Substitute Teacher/ParaPro Training 
Substitute Teacher Training Institute 2017/2018 (you must complete the online application & district-level interview. Once you receive clearance from the Department of Human Resources, you will be registered for the training.

Individuals with less than a 4-year degree:

Substitute Teacher/ParaProfessional Classes: Classes meet Monday through Thursday mornings from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at Code Learning Center in room 128. Students must attend all classes for a minimum of 30 hours. The TABE test (Test of Adult Basic Education) will be given at the first class and at the end along with the WorkKeys Test. Students need to obtain a scale score of 550+ to show proficiency in reading and math on the TABE Test. Lab times are available if students need to improve these skills and retest. All meetings are held at Code Learning Center.

Substitute Class Dates
without 4 yr degree 
 District Orientation
August 20 - September 12  September 13 
October 15-November 7
November 8
January 14 - February 6 February 7
March 4 - March 27 March 28

Individuals with a 4-year degree or higher
You will need to complete one 3-hour District Orientation from 8:30 - 11:30 am to be held at the Code Learning Center.
See schedule below:

 Substitute Class Dates for those with a 4 year degree
 September 13
November 8
February 7
 March 28

NOTE:  A copy of the Substitute Handbook may be downloaded below.

       If you are interested in ParaPro classes only, please contact Code Learning Center:  864-886-4429.  The cost for the test is $60.    
 ParaPro Training Class Dates ParaPro Test Dates
 September 18-October 12 October 13
 November 13-December 7 December8
 February 5-March 1 March 2
 April 9-May 3 May 4

 ParaPro Test Dates without classes
 August 18        
 September 8
 October 13
 November 3
 December 8
 January 12
 February 9
 March 2
 April 13
 May 4
Wed. June 6
 Wed. July 11