Substitute Application and Information

Substitute Application and Information 

Thank you for applying to be a substitute with the ONC BOCES Substitute Teacher Registry. This is a service provided to 7 school districts and the ONC BOCES. The Teacher Registry coordinates substitute recruitment, application process, and ensures applicants have been fingerprinted as required by the NYS Education Department. If you are selected as a substitute, you will be required to pay the fingerprinting fee. This is a one-time fee and will allow you to substitute in all districts as indicated on your substitute application of employment. If you are not fingerprinted, information to complete this process can be found at: 

Fingerprinting Information 

If you already have a fingerprint clearance from the NYS Education Department, you will not need to be reprinted.

We realize the application is long and requires detailed information; please take the time necessary to complete the entire application accurately. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitute Application 

Below is a brief summary of our process to become a substitute.

To ensure proper and speedy processing of your application we recommend applying online - ONC Online Substitute Application (Save this on your computer and then complete and send in to HR via email, mail, etc.)

The ONC BOCES Teacher Registry will then start processing your references. Please note we will contact any past or present employers listed on your application.

If you are selected as a substitute you will need to be fingerprinted and cleared.  Your substitute application will be forwarded to the district(s) you selected on the application for final review and board appointment at each district.

After district board approval, please refer to the forms below (Forms required for substitute employment).   This listing indicates the required forms to be completed at each district in which you will be employed.

Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES
Human Resources Department 

Lynn Chase, Executive Director of Business and Human Resources 
Tara Nolet, Human Resources Coordinator
Tammy Pochily, Regional Certification Officer
Jessy Buel, Media/Communications Specialist

P.O. Box 382, 2020 Jump Brook Road
Grand Gorge, NY 12434
Phone: (607) 588-6291 Ext. 2177
Fax: (607) 588-7022 

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