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ESC-COG Substitute Consortium

Welcome to the Educational Services Center Council of Governments (ESC-COG) substitute website. This site provides information and details regarding how to become employed as a substitute with the ESC-COG.

The application process is changing. Beginning May 1, 2014, all applicants will be using the ESC AppliTrack system to submit their application and employment forms. Until then, Substitute applicants should click the Substitute Documents button below to obtain paper-based forms that are  required for Orientation Sessions.


We have completed our substitute orientations for the current school year. Orientations for 2014-15 will begin again in July.


New Substitutes

Beginning May 1, 2014, you will be able to click the button above to apply to become a new substitute for the ESC-COG substitute consortium for the 2014-15 school year.

Active Substitutes

As a current ESC-COG substitute,  please click the button above after May 1, 2014  to reactivate your account for the 2014-15 school year.**

**Subsitutes must have scheduled at least five assignments (may be full or partial days) during the current school year. If you have not reactivated your file by April 1 of the current school year , we will consider your file inactive. If you are considered inactive, you will need to click the New Substitute button above and provide the required information.

Orientation Registration
All employees of the consortium are required to attend an orientation session.*
Orientation Registration

To preview the Substitute Orientation presentation, click the link below:
Substitute Orientation PowerPoint

* If you are a retired educator with a current teaching license, you may request a waiver to be considered exempt from attending the orientation session. In addition, as of Oct. 28, 2013, those applying for classified positions will be able to waive the orientation. Please do not apply for a waiver if you do not meet those requirements.
Request an Orientation Waiver

Prior to attending Orientation, please bring a printed copy of your employment packet and the following forms based upon the applied position:

Substitute Teaching

  • W-4
  • STRS New Hire Notification
  • STRS Reemployed Retiree Notification
  • SERS New Hire Notification
  • Social Security Windfall
  • I-9

Substitute Non-Teaching

  • W-4
  • SERS New Hire Notification
  • Social Security Windfall
  • I-9
  • The Educational Service Center Council of Governments (ESC-COG) is the exclusive provider of substitute processing for the following districts:

    ESC-COG Consortium Member Districts

    • Big Walnut Local Schools
    • Buckeye Valley Local Schools
    • Canal Winchester Local Schools
    • Delaware City Schools
    • Delaware Area Career Center
    • Dublin City Schools
    • Educational Service Center of Central Ohio
    • Fairbanks Local Schools
    • Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools
    • Grandview Heights City Schools
    • Groveport Madison Local Schools
    • Hamilton Local Schools
    • Hilliard City Schools
    • Licking Heights Local Schools
    • Marysville Exempted Village Schools
    • The Metro Early College High School
    • New Albany-Plain Local Schools
    • Olentangy Local Schools
    • Tolles Career & Technical Center
    • Upper Arlington City Schools
    • Westerville City Schools
    • Whitehall City Schools
    • Worthington City Schools


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