Substitute Teaching 

In order to substitute for the Homer-Center School District , applicants must hold a valid Pennsylvania teaching certificate.   A copy of this certificate must be submitted to the district administration office, along with the following items:

  • Pennsylvania Standard Teaching Application (click on the link below to retrieve this application from PDE : http://www.teaching.state.pa.us/teaching/lib/teaching/STA112002.doc)
  • Cover letter and resume
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of two)
  • TB testing results from your doctor (must be dated within one year of application – original must be presented)
  • FBI Fingerprinting (within one year of application)
  • Copies of your Act 34 and 151 clearances (must be dated within one year of application – originals must be presented for review)
  • Act 168 Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Forms - from all previous employers where you had any contact with children.
  • Copies of your college transcripts (originals must be presented for review)
  • Original Act 36 letter from your college (if certification is pending after graduation).
  • Homer-Center School District substitute form. A PDF version of this file is attached to the bottom of this page.

 District Forms-Substitute Teacher Application - See Below

PDE Standard Application

 FBI Fingerprinting on-line registration  www.pa.cogentid.com 

Criminal Record Check https://epatch.state.pa.us 

 Child Abuse History Check Child Abuse Clearance Website 

IU28 ARIN Fingerprinting Information 

Act 168 Sexual Misconduct Disclosure




Once this information has been secured, please mail it to:

Dr. Charles J. Koren, Superintendent
Homer-Center School District
65 Wildcat Lane
Homer City , PA   15748-1602

After the district administration office has received all of the information, your name will be submitted for approval at the next monthly Board of School Directors meeting.   Once approved, you are eligible to begin substitute teaching.

Payroll Information

Reimbursement for professional substitutes is $85.00 per day ($42.50 per half day).   Payroll deduction for social security, state unemployment compensation and appropriate taxes will be deducted.  Payroll is by direct deposit only and no formal checks will be distributed to employees.  Please bring a voided check with you your first day of substituting.

On the first day as a new substitute, please obtain and complete payroll papers at the Administration Office (your driver's license and social security card will be required to complete the W-4 and I-9 forms).   There is a period of one to three weeks from the date of work to the date of receipt of your paycheck.   A copy of our pay schedule will be given to you on the first day that you substitute.  

Substitute Calling Procedure

Homer-Center School District now uses the automated calling system AESOP. Once you are approved as a substitute by the Board of School Directors, you will automatically be placed into our automated system.  If a substitute cannot be gained through this system, then you may still be phoned by a designated building secretary to schedule substitute work.

If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact the superintendent's secretary at 724-479-8080 . 

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Teresa Koenigsberg,
May 31, 2017, 5:50 AM
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Teresa Koenigsberg,
May 31, 2017, 5:52 AM