As we start the 2016-2017 school year, we are excited to announce that the district is implementing a new program to manage substitute teachers. Our new system is Aesop. Aesop is the nation’s leading automated substitute placement and absence management system, serving more than 5,000 school districts nationwide. With 24/7 access through the phone and internet, Aesop has revolutionized the way districts fill employee absences. Aesop has continued to grow as the fastest, most efficient and most flexible way to manage employee absences and get qualified substitutes into the classroom.
Certificated: Guest teachers or substitute teachers fill in for permanent teachers when they are absent from work. Common reasons for absences are for illness and staff development. Being a guest teacher is a challenging role and, in many ways, even more so than being a permanent teacher. Guest teachers strive to support students in all aspects of teaching and learning. Teaching is one of the most rewarding and challenging vocations in life and can be unpredictable at times. It is both exciting and humbling as at the heart of every teacher is the responsibility to facilitate learning and student achievement, each day.
If you are interested in being a guest teacher with Sacramento City Unified School District, please complete an on-line application on our district web site.
Classified: The need for Classified Substitutes in SCUSD varies from time to time. Applications are processed according to the needs of the district. As the need arises, selected applicants will be invited, via email or phone, to an interview or to begin the pre-employment processing paperwork, required clearances, and attend a New Employee Orientation. Classified Substitutes work on call, as needed. You are encouraged to bring three (3) recent letters of recommendation to an interview. Please be sure to continuously update your on-line application with Education, Experience, and References. Position descriptions with minimum requirements are available on our district web site for you to review to see if you are qualified.
Contact the Testing Center at (916) 643-9050 to schedule any required testing, such as Clerical/Software Skills, NCLB, and Bilingual Assessment Testing.
We encourage qualified applicants to apply on-line for the following substitute jobs:
Clerical; Paraprofessional Aides in K-12, Children Center, and Special Education programs; Custodians; Campus Monitors.
Substitute Services, Human Resource Services, uses Aesop an employee absent management system.
Teachers register their absences at any time, either by calling a toll-free number or by logging on to Aesop online. Aesop immediately starts to look for an available substitute that matches the specified qualifications and preferences. Substitute teachers can proactively fill their work calendars by searching for available assignments anytime they wish, either by calling a toll-free number or by logging on to Aesop online. Aesop will also call substitutes based on rules managed by the district. The system is easy to use and will make the substitute process more efficient.
Aesop uses three methods to make jobs available to substitutes:
1. You may search for and accept available jobs, change personal settings, update your calendar, and personalize your available call times by visiting Aesop on the internet at http://www.aesoponline.com. If the employee has uploaded lesson plans on the Internet, you will be able to view them online once you take the job!
2. You may interact with the Aesop system by way of a toll-free, automated voice instruction menu at 1-800-942-3767. Here, you can proactively search for jobs and manage existing jobs. We recommend calling in to check the computer recording of your name by pressing Option 4.
3. Aesop will also make phones calls to substitutes to offer jobs.
Time is reported in the Automated SubFinder System from the start of the 26th of the month and ending on the 25th of the following month. Pay day is the 15th of each month. If pay day falls on a different day, the Payroll Department will notify substitutes of any exceptions.
All substitutes may access their substitute jobs on-line at any time for review.
The confirmation number is the confirmation that you have accepted the job.
Make sure you identify the Confirmation Number each time you ACCEPT a job from the Automated Aesop System. If you hang up or log out before receiving a Confirmation Number, then you have not yet accepted the job, and it will be sent out to others to accept.
The School Office Managers and Principals or Administrators are required, with designated back-up staff in place, to “Verify and Approve” Substitute Jobs On-Line (not to exceed 8 hours per day/classified jobs) with required “Budget Codes” on a daily/weekly basis. The deadline date for automated substitute payroll processing is at the close of day on the 25th of each month.
In order to remain active as a substitute in the Automated Aesop System, you must routinely accept substitute jobs. If you do not accept any jobs within a two (2)-month period, you will be removed from the SCUSD substitute database. If you have been removed and wish to be considered as a substitute again, you must reapply for consideration. Substitutes that consistently accept jobs will be given priority preference. Substitute hiring is based on district needs.
Example: If you are a substitute for both substitute Custodian and substitute Campus Monitor, then you must accept substitute jobs for each substitute classification within a two (2)-month period to remain as an active substitute for each separate substitute job title.
There is no tenure for the substitute teacher in our district. An updated list of substitutes is compiled at the beginning of each school year. You will be contacted before the opening of school each year to find out if you wish to remain on the substitute list.