CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district will host a job fair in July for those who are interested in substitute teaching.
It's scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the Mellon Administrative Center, 703 S. New St., C.
This will be the only opportunity for candidates to apply to be substitute teachers in the school district for the 2012-13 school year.
Interested applicants are required to have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and must be able to pass a background check. Experience with school-aged children or Illinois Teacher Certification is preferred. All those interested in becoming substitute teachers in Champaign schools will be interviewed by a Champaign administrator at the recruitment fair.
Participants should bring two or three copies of their resumes and completed applications. Applications are available at the front desk of the Mellon Administrative Center or online at http://www.champaignschools.org. Current substitute teachers do not need to reapply; the recruitment fair is for new applicants only.
Applicants should be aware that costs of up to $200 are incurred for becoming a substitute teacher for background checks and certification. Salary for substitute teachers starts at $85 per day and increases to $90 per day after 10 days of service.
Applicants should report to the south doors of the Mellon Administrative Center and use the Mellon Building and South Side School parking lots as the front of the building is closed for construction. Please note that the doors to the fair will close to new entrants at the posted times of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
For more information about the fair, please contact Boyd LaFoon or Nancy Whitehouse at 351-3800.