Kettering City Schools has changed the requirements to be a substitute teacher


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Kettering, Ohio - On December 8, 2021, the Kettering City School District announced new requirements for substitute teachers. The new requirements came about because of law changes implemented by S.B. 1 that was signed by Governor Mike DeWine on October 28, 2021. S. B. 1 permits school districts to eliminate requiring a college degree for substitute teachers. Kettering says that S.B. 1 was proposed because of a "...major shortage of substitute teachers across the state". S.B. 1 received broad bi-partisan support passing the Senate 32-0 and the House 91-1. Kettering Representative Andrea White (R) was a house co-sponsor of the legislation.

Under the new guidelines, Kettering will consider substitute teacher candidates who:

1. Are "deemed to be of good moral character".

2. Pass a criminal records check.

3. Successfully complete required online employee training through Public SchoolWorks.

4. Pass a pre-employment drug screening.

5. Be 21 years-of-age with an associate's degree and provide three professional references, or be 21 years-of-age and enrolled in a college or university and provide three professional references and a letter of recommendation from their college or university, or be 21 years-of-age with a high school diploma and provide three professional references.

In addition to changing the requirements to become a substitute teacher, the Kettering Board of Education also increased the pay for substitute teachers to $125 per day.

If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher in Kettering, contact Courtney Hampton, Kettering City School's substitute assignment specialist at 937-499-1427 or at

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