Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor DeWine has closed Ohio's schools.  During this time our staff will be working remotely.  If you need assistance, do not hesitate to contact us at (740) 474-7529 and leave a voicemail for the appropriate person or leave a general voicemail.  You are also welcomed to contact the PCESC by email at [email protected]  Please indicate the person and/or reason of your email and it will be forwarded.  We will reply as soon as possible.
All PCESC meetings, events, and background check services will be postponed until Governor DeWine terminates the school closure order.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter. 
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Substitute Teaching
The Pickaway County Educational Service Center coordinates the list of substitute teachers for the four school districts in Pickaway County (Circleville City, Logan Elm Local, Teays Valley Local, and Westfall Local).

Requirements which have to be met prior to being placed on the Pickaway County Educational Service Center's List of Substitute Teachers are listed below:

Complete and sign a Substitute Teacher Application Form indicating personal information (Name, Email Address, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, Address, etc.) and school building preference.  Also, complete an Applicant's Statement form and Social Security Administration Form SSA-1945. 

Provide a copy of a current Ohio Teaching License OR Substitute Teaching License.  (Anyone that has a four-year degree is eligible to apply for a substitute teaching license, even if the degree is not in education.)   If you do not already possess a teaching license and/or substitute teaching license, you can complete an application and make payment online through the Ohio Department of Education.  You will find the ODE link copied and pasted below regarding the online application process.  Note:  When prompted for a superintendent's signature on the application, please search by name, Pickaway County ESC or IRN 049072 to have the ESC superintendent, Ty Ankrom, digitally sign and/or approve the application.  Please click on the link below to find instructions on how to complete an online substitute license application:

Provide a photocopy of your college transcript to the ESC for your substitute teaching file.  Also, provide a copy of a BCI Report and a FBI Report (both within one year) to our office.  If you need one or both of these reports, you may call the Pickaway County ESC to schedule an appointment for WebCheck Fingerprinting.  BCI cost is $30, FBI is $35 or if both are needed, the cost is $60.  Payments must be made at the time of the appointment and must be in the form of cash or money order.  BCI and FBI Reports are also required to be submitted electronically to the ODE.
The Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 has to be completed and signed at the ESC office.  Along with this form you will need to provide your original document(s) from the “List of Acceptable Documents” shown on page 9 of the download to be examined and photocopied at our office. Examples: one document from List A (US Passport) OR a combination of one document from List B (driver’s license) and one document from List C (social security card OR birth certificate).

All forms shown in bold above can be found at the bottom of this page.
If you have or are applying for a substitute teaching license and do not possess a degree in education, you are required to attend a one-time substitute teacher training, supply proof of attendance at a previously held substitute teacher training or complete an online substitute teacher training.  All substitute teacher training information, such as dates, registration, etc.  can be found by clicking the “Ohio Center for Substitute Teachers” tout to the left and then clicking the “Training” link.

Substitute Teacher Forms

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Pickaway County ESC
2050 Stoneridge Drive
Circleville, OH 43113

Call 740.474.7529