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:
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.
Below is a brief summary of our process to become a
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
Sarah Blood, Director of Human Resources & Employee Engagement
Tammy Pochily, Personnel Assistant/Regional Certification Officer
Tara Nolet, Personnel Assistant
Jessy Buel, Personnel Clerk
P.O. Box 382, 2020 Jump Brook Road
Grand Gorge, NY 12434
Phone: (607) 588-6291 Ext. 2177
Fax: (607) 588-7022