Bond – Fayette – Effingham Counties

Regional Office of Education

Office Operations, Director
Vandalia Office ph. (618) 283-5011
300 South Seventh Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
FAX: 618-283-5013 / Julie R. Wollerman
Regional Superintendent of Schools
January 1, 2012 / BECKY BAILEY, Secretary
Effingham Office Ph. (217) 342-4363
101 N. 4th, Room 204
Effingham, IL62401
Greenville Office Ph. (618) 664-0121
207 North Second Street
Greenville, IL 62246

To:Substitute Teacher Candidates

From:Julie Wollerman, Regional Superintendent of Schools

RE:Requirements for Substitute Teaching in Bond, Fayette and EffinghamCounties

Here are the requirements for substitute teacher candidates:

  1. You must present a valid Illinois Teaching Certificate -or- a sealed official transcript* showing that you hold a bachelor's degree,
  2. If you do not have a valid Illinois Teaching Certificate, you must complete the Application for Teaching Certificate (ISBE Form 73-03C) and pay all associated fees.
  3. As mandated by Public Act 97-0607 signed on August 26, 2011, educator certification fees increased on January 1, 2012. The new fees are as follows:
  4. $75.00 application fee for each educator certificate
  5. $40.00 registration fee for the period of validity
  6. The application fee and registration fee ($115.00) must be paid at the time of application/registration.
  7. You must present evidence of a recent medical/physical examination or physician's authorization of good health (within previous 90 days as per state law 105 ILCS 5/24-5).
  8. You must present evidence of a recent negative T.B. test (within previous 90 days as per state law 105 ILCS 5/24-5).
  9. You must present a valid driver's license or state issued photo ID.
  10. You must pay a $15 processing fee for issuance of a regional authorization and verification certificate.

After completing all of the above, you must authorize a fingerprint criminal history check. The secretary will provide all the forms that need to be completed. We forward the information to Bushue Human Resources who does the fingerprinting. This will cost the applicant $52.00 and must be paid at the time of fingerprinting. They accept cash, money order, or credit/debit card. Bushue Human Resources is located at 104 North Second Street in Effingham.

The secretary will also ask if you wish to have your name and contact information added to our online substitute teacher database. This is optional.

It takes a while for each of the entities to process their part of the paperwork and get the completed certificates and results back to the Regional Office of Education. If a substitute teaching certificate is issued by ISBE and if the criminal history check is acceptable, the Regional Superintendent will issue a Substitute Verification Form, which acknowledges that the substitute teaching candidate has met the requirements set forth in Illinois school Code 105 ILCS 5/21-9 and is eligible to teach in the public schools in Bond, Fayette, and Effingham Counties.

*Please note: To be official, transcripts must be submitted in the sealed envelope from the college or university or be sent directly by the institution. Transcripts received that are not in a sealed envelope from the university or sent directly from the university will be considered unofficial and cannot be used for evaluation purposes.

Mulberry Grove CUSD#1, Bond CUSD #2, Brownstown CUSD #201, St. Elmo CUSD #202, Vandalia CUSD # 203, Ramsey CUSD #204,

Altamont CUSD #10, Beecher City CUSD #20, Dieterich CUSD #30, Effingham CUSD #40, Teutopolis CUSD #50

Parochial: Altamont Lutheran, Sacred Heart, St. Anthony, St. Peter Lutheran