Substitute Teachers

  • Thank you for your interest in substitute teaching in the Harrisonville School District. To be a substitute teacher, you must have a Substitute Teaching Certificate from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and successfully complete a FBI/Highway Patrol background check. 

    Substitute teacher pay is $10.75/hour up to a maximum of $86/day.  Harrisonville Schools uses SmartFind Express, an automated system, to schedule substitute teachers.   More information about Aesop will be provided when the application to substitute teach is submitted.

    Substitute Teaching Certificate
    To obtain a substitute teaching certificate, visit the DESE website to apply:   If you are a certified teacher in the State of Missouri, you do not need a substitute certificate.

    Fingerprint Background Check
    To be fingerprinted for the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education through 3M/Cogent, you must first register with MACHS at  You will be required to provide the appropriate 4-digit registration code for Harrisonville Schools:
    0385  - use for substitute teachers only
    0386 - use for all other substitutes (paras, nurses, food service, custodial)
    Individuals without access to the internet may call 1-877-862-2425 to have a Fingerprint Services representative conduct the registration on their behalf.  If you've had a fingerprint background check done within the past 12 months, please let us know and we will access your fingerprint clearance from the DESE website.

    To Apply
    An application packet may be picked up at the Central Office located at 503 S. Lexington, or you can download, print, fill out and turn in the following paperwork:

    Substitute Teacher Application
    Federal W-4
    MO W-4
    Form I-9 and required forms of identification.  Samples of needed ID can be found by clicking here . 
    Direct Deposit Form - a voided check or letter from bank must accompany this form
    Technology Form