On March 31, Governor Pritzker announced that the closure of Illinois schools will extend through April 30. District 303 school buildings are closed. Plans for remote learning to continue through April 30 are being finalized and will be communicated to parents by April 2.
Substitutes play an important role in helping CUSD 303 educate its students. We hope that the Substitute Handbook will answer most of the questions Substitutes might have about working at CUSD 303. Do not hesitate to contact Julie Wenger, District Substitute Coordinator, at (331) 228-4924 for additional information.
To be eligible to serve as a substitute teacher in Kane County, you will first need to apply online to the Kane County Human Resources Consortium by going to the Kane County Regional Office of Education web site. Click on Our Resources tab, Teach in Kane County or go to https://teachinkane.org then click on the word "Substitute" on the left side to Start/Continue/Update Online Application. In the “position desired” section of the application, select “Substitute Teacher St. Charles District 303”. Once your application is on the Kane County Human Resources Consortium, all D303 administrators and the District Substitute Coordinator will then be able to review your application to become a certified substitute for D303. Please email Julie.Wenger@d303.org to inform her of your interest in subbing and that you have completed the on-line application.
A candidate selected to become a substitute in D303 will also need to obtain a background check through Kane County Regional Office of Education located in Geneva at 28 N. First Street (630-232-5955) at their own expense. To set up an appointment to be fingerprinted, please go to the Kane ROE web site and click on Fingerprint Appointment.
NOTE: There is no guarantee that completing this full process will lead to employment within a Kane County school as a substitute.
Reimbursement of Fees for Substitute License:
In efforts to reduce the substitute teacher shortage, ISBE is now offering a reimbursement of application and registration fees to qualifying applicants.
Educators will receive a $50 refund if they have worked 10 days on a substitute teaching license
Once you have met these requirements, please complete form 73-02: Substitute License Fee Refund Request. This form must be returned to Julie Wenger at Julie.Wenger@d303.org or dropped off at the Administration Building. DO NOT SUBMIT this form directly to ISBE they will not honor this reimbursement,
If you paid for your license before December 3, 2018 you will also need to print and complete these other 2 forms and mail them to the address below to open a direct deposit account with Illinois State Board of Education to have your refund deposited into.
Illinois State Board of Education
Attn: Lauren Anders
Educator Effectiveness E-240
100 N. 1st St.
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
If you require additional clarification please contact Michelle at the KANE ROE office at 630-232-3947. This reimbursement process is not part of CUSD303.
In addition to the employment and identification documents above, Athletic Coaches must provide the following:
Community Unit School District 303 shall provide equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, arrest record, military status or unfavorable military discharge, order of protection status, citizenship status provided the individual is authorized to work in the United States, use of lawful products while not at work,
being a victim of domestic or sexual violence, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation, credit history, unless a satisfactory credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position, or other legally protected categories.
District 303 is recognized as one of the most progressive and innovative school districts in Illinois. Our success reflects our ability to attract and retain highly qualified, committed, and enthusiastic employees. Thank you for your interest in employment.