Substitute Teaching


Effective October 1, 2011, the School District of Escambia County has implemented a tobacco-free hiring policy for all individuals seeking employment. All applicants offered a position of employment will be required to complete the tobacco free agreement. Any applicant that has used tobacco products within six (6) months from the date of application will not be eligible for employment.

Please be advised that at the regular meeting of the Escambia County School Board on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, the Board approved the Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy, S.B.R. 2.47, to be implemented with an effective date of October 1, 2011.  The terms of that policy are as follows:

(1)  The School District is committed to promoting health, wellness, and disease prevention within the community and to providing a safe, clean and healthy environment for our employees and citizens. The use of tobacco and tobacco products is a known and established hazard to the health and well-being of those who use them as well as those around them. The health problems created by the use of these products contribute to the increase in health care costs and the rise in insurance premiums. Use of tobacco and tobacco products has been shown to decrease employee productivity and efficiency and increase absenteeism. It is in recognition of these factors that the District is taking measures to develop a tobacco-free workforce. The School Board hereby establishes a tobacco-free hiring policy for all individuals applying for any position within the District. It is the intent of this policy that employees hired after the effective date of this policy remain tobacco-free for the duration of their employment.

(2)  For the purposes of this policy, “tobacco” is defined to include products that include tobacco and are intended or expected for human use or consumption, including but not limited to, any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi cigarette, clove cigarette, and any other smoking product, and spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew and snuff, in any form (i.e. lozenges, strips, pouches, etc.).



  • Effective December 18, 2009, the School District of Escambia Couty will only accept applicants who have a bachelor's degree or higher for substitute teacher positions.

  • Education Requirement
    Effective December 18, 2009, the School District of Escambia County will only accept applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher for substitute teacher positions.

  • Substitute Teacher applications are available to be picked up at the Escambia School County District, McDaniel Building in the Certification Office, located at 75 N. Pace Blvd., Pensacola, FL, 32505.
  • Fingerprinting
    Florida Statutes requires that all applicants be fingerprinted. The fingerprinting process is all done online using a computer. To begin the process, go to the district home web page at and click the fingerprint link. Then, you should follow the online instructions by completing the registration steps, printing out the bar code and receipt. Next, you should go to the UPS Store that you selected to get your fingerprints electronically scanned. Those applicants that include an email address will be notified by the District Human Resources Office once their background clearance has been approved. The fingerprinting process takes from 24 to 48 hours before results are back from FDLE and the FBI. The fingerprinting fee is $63.25 (payable by Visa, Master Card, personal check or money order only) All money orders and personal checks must be mailed by the applicant to PrideRock (address is shown on the receipt). Checks must be cleared by the bank before the fingerprint results will be released by PrideRock.
  • Official Transcripts
    Transcript Request Forms will be provided as part of the Substitute Teacher application by the Certification Office.

  • Substitute Teacher Training Class
    All substitute teachers must complete all three steps before attending the Substitute Teacher Training Class. You must complete the Substitute Teacher application, provide transcripts and obtain a fingerprint clearance. The Certification Office will verify that these steps have been completed. Then, you will be scheduled for the Substitute Teacher Training Class. The Substitute Teacher Training Class is mandatory before going into the classroom.

  • Substitute Teacher Pay
    The substitute teacher pay is $68 a day for seven and one-half hours of work. All long term substitute teacher applications and school appointment requests must be approved by the Director of Human Resources. Your pay will be increased from $68 per day to $136 a day after completing 20 consecutive days for the same class assignment.

  • Substitute Teacher Fees
    The Local Certificate Fee is $56 and the certificate will be valid for five years. The fingerprinting fee is $63.25. The total cost is $119.25.


The Escambia County School District provides reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities in the application and interview process. Please contact the Human Resource Services Department at (850) 469-6168 or email for additional information and assistance.

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