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KCS adopts Substitute Teacher Training Program starting with 2010-11 school year
Questions?
If you have questions regarding this process or procedure, please contact  Irma Thompson, HR Specialist, at 865-594-1919 or 594-1929.

Frequently Asked Questions

The SubOrientation™and SubSkills Training™ is available at: https://stedi.org/sp/index.aspx?dist_org=knoxcs.

If you have questions regarding this process or procedure, please contact Irma Thompson, HR Specialist, at 865-594-1919 or 594-1929.

The school system has instituted a new Substitute Teacher Training Program designed by the Utah State University Substitute Teaching Institute (STI).  This training program is a required part of the substitute application and renewal process.
 
To take the training:
The application and renewal process begins with training in classroom management, teaching strategies, planning, and other instructional skills and procedures. Substitute applicants are required to complete and pass the online training assessment, SubOrientation™and SubSkills Training™.

Those applicants with proof of certification who possess a valid teaching license may waive the training but must attend a Knox County Schools employee orientation session. 
 
Cost of the Training and timeline for training:
All substitute applicants will be charged the $39.95 cost of the training. Payments may be made online by credit card, or by check, or money order. 

The training fee provides the applicant online access for a year to:
 
(1)   The twenty-five (25) minute SubOrientation video and district policies and procedures for which substitutes will be held accountable. Applicants will verify by electronic signature that this information has been provided to them and that they have been duly notified of appropriate policies and procedures.
 
(2)   The online Substitute Teacher Handbook which contains both audio and video selections to enhance understanding of the principles presented.
 
(3)   A variety of downloadable forms, reports, and over 75 activities that can be used in the classrooms.
 
(4)   The online SubAssessment which is designed to “assess” or evaluate how well the material has been mastered.
 
The training may only be taken over the Internet and includes 6-10 hours of interactive SubOrientation™ and SubSkills ™ training. If you prefer not to study at a computer, you may purchase a handbook for an additional $19.95. It takes an average of thirty minutes to complete each of the five Sub Assessment™ training sections. Candidates may take the SubAssessment™ a maximum of four times, to obtain a passing score of at least 85%.
 
The SubOrientation™and SubSkills Training™ is available at: https://stedi.org/sp/index.aspx?dist_org=knoxcs.
After training is complete:
Once training is completed, applicants should print a copy of their SubDiploma™ and provide it to the Knox County Schools Human Resource office before renewing or applying to be a substitute teacher with the Knox County Schools. The Human Resources Department will only accept the SubDiploma™ on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. When presenting the SubDiploma™ to the HR Department, applicants must also present a photo ID.
 
Complete the substitute application
After successfully completing the SubSkillstraining, applicants are ready to complete the Knox County Schools Substitute Application for employment which is available at www.knoxschools.org.
 
New substitute applicants, those who have been designated inactive (longer than one year) and those who have never substituted for Knox County Schools, will be required to complete pre-employment background screenings, at their expense, with the cost totaling $78.00.
 
Employee Orientation
All substitute applicants will be required to schedule and attend an employee orientation class before entering the classroom as a substitute.  Orientation classes are scheduled and conducted by HR staff members and the sessions will be held on Mondays and Thursdays at the Knox Central Building, 1000 N. Central Street.
 
If you have questions regarding this process or procedure, please contact Irma Thompson, HR Specialist, at 865-594-1919 or 594-1929.
 

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