Absence Management
Absence Management

Michele Thomas
Human Resources Supervisor

Ann Hudgins
Absence Management Representative

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  1. What are the minimum requirements to be a substitute teacher with Cobb County School District?
    The minimum requirement is a High School Diploma or a GED, Associate or Bachelor’s Degree and certification is preferred.

  2. What is the application/employment process?
    All applications are electronically reviewed to determine if the applicants meet the minimum requirements to be a substitute teacher. Three references are required and are completed electronically by the applicant. Applicants must provide the current or most recent supervisor as a reference with a valid email address. A complete work history is also required to be considered for any position.

  3. What are the next steps after applying?
    Once all references are received, applications are eligible for review. If selected, the applicant will receive and invitation by mail to attend an orientation.

    • Please note that not all applicants will be selected.
    • Due to the volume of applications, individual application status updates will not be given by phone or by email.
  4. What are the training requirements?
    All selected applicants will be required to attend an orientation. Employment paperwork is provided at that time. All chosen applicants are required to pass a criminal background check as required by state law. After attending orientation, selected applicants must registered to be fingerprinted at a Cogent location, which will be provided in employment paperwork. The current fee is $48.25, which is subject to change. Money order only, made payable to Cogent Systems. This fee is the responsibility of the applicant and is non-refundable.

  5. What are the monthly work requirements?
    The minimum requirement is the equivalent of one full day (8 hours) per calendar month. The maximum allowed is the equivalent of 15 full working days per month.

  6. When are substitute teachers paid?
    Substitutes are paid monthly on the last work day of each month.

  7. If I am a former CCSD employee or substitute, is it necessary to apply again?
    If you formerly worked as a substitute/employee of Cobb County, and would like to return to work as a substitute, you must submit a new application if it has been more than six months since you were active. Updated fingerprinting will also be required.

  8. Can I work in my child’s school?
    Substitutes are not permitted to work in their child’s classroom, nor in a school where their spouse or close family member is in administration.

  9. What is the difference between a substitute and a supply teacher?
    A Substitute Teacher is a day-to-day, temporary employee. A Supply Teacher is a long-term substitute hired at individual locations by the principal for one position. Applicants must apply for each specific supply position.

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