Guest Staff (Substitute) Services

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    Must meet the minimum age requirement of 18.

    Have a high school diploma. Individuals with a general educational development (GED) diploma/certificate are not eligible.

    Apply, and qualify for, employment with USD 259, and receive an offer for this position.

    Be fingerprinted and pass a background check with KSDE ($50.00 background check fee payable to KSDE)

    Pass all pre-employment requirements for USD 259.

    USD 259 Employment and KSDE Temporary Emergency Authorized License Process

    1. Apply for employment with USD 259 Select the Guest Staff icon.
    2. Submit references to complete reference surveys as the second step of the application process.
    3. Respond to interview questionnaire sent by (often filtered to junk/spam folder).
    4. Receive instructions and schedule an appointment for Fingerprinting and to complete the TEAL application.
      1. You must appear in person at your scheduled time and bring the following:
        • State issued ID
        • Check for $50 made payable to KSDE for fingerprinting fee.
        • HS diploma or registrar transcript (if other than USD 259 graduate)
    1. Complete all pre-employment steps with USD 259. These will be outlined upon acceptance of an offer for employment.
      This process will include a Health Physical including TB Test (form found in Quick Links) as well as background check and UA.
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    Wichita Public Schools uses a variety of guest staff (substitutes) in order to maintain daily services for all of our facilities. Guest staff play a significant role in delivering continuous service in the absence of our permanent staff members, including Teachers, Nurses, Paraeducators, Administrative Assistants, and Custodians.


    Additional information about our Guest Teacher, Nurse, Paraeducator, Administrative Assistant, and Custodian positions can be found at the links on the left side of this page.


    Click on the link below to start the application process:


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