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Substitute Teachers

Butts County School System utilizes substitute teachers in all grade levels and subject areas. Substitutes must be at least 21 years old.


Minimum Qualifications

Georgia Professional Standards Commission Rule number 505-2-.20 SUBSTITUTE TEACHING governs the training requirements of Substitute Teachers.

As a minimum, each substitute teacher shall hold a high school diploma or GED equivalent and have participated in at least four (4) hours of initial substitute teacher training from an approved agency (i.e. RESA, GA Public School System). 


Substitute teacher trainings for the Butts County School System are offered by Griffin RESA. Cost includes 3 hour training, materials and Certificate of Completion. To register for sessions, contact Griffin RESA by phone at 770-229-3247, or via email at Upon completion of approved substitute training, each candidate will receive a certificate. A certificate of completion is required in order TO BE CONSIDERED as a candidate for substitute teacher opportunities with Butts County Schools.


Those individuals who possess a valid or expired Georgia professional teaching certificate or Paraprofessional certificate are exempt from the training requirement.


Application Process 

Complete the on-line application 

Upload or mail a copy of your teaching or parapro certificate OR

Upload or mail a copy of your official college transcript, high school diploma or GED and Substitute Training Certificate 

Background checks are completed on all approved substitute teacher applicants.

In order to complete the training requirements, approved applicants are required to complete a one day observation with Butts County Schools in addition to the 3 hour training provided by Griffin RESA. 

*Applications are reviewed through AppliTrack and ONLY applicants with a COMPLETE application will be considered.  COMPLETE applications include proof of  your highest level of education, teaching certificate, paraprofessional certificate or substitute teacher training certificate as applicable. If your application is selected to move forward in the process, you will be notified by Human Resources. 


Substitute Teachers must work at least three (3) days per semester to remain on the active substitute list.  Substitute teachers have reasonable assurance to return to work and remain on the substitute list after any break (i.e. summer break) as long as the 3 day requirement has been met.

Substitutes must also complete required subsequent criminal records check.

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