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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 April 21,  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.


To apply for a substitute position for the 2013-14 school year, please click the button above to access and print the required documents.

*Valid until April 21, 2014.

New Substitutes

To apply to become a substitute for the ESC-COG substitute consortium for the 2014-15 school year, please click the button above.

For Internet Explorer users, you will need to select "Substitute-Consortium" from the "In Category" Drop-down and click "Search."

Active Substitutes

To renew your  information for 2014-2015, please click the button above.**

For Internet Explorer users, you will need to select "Active Substitute" from the "In Category" Drop-down and click "Search."

**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 for the current school year by April 1, 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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