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644 Pleasant Street | Belmont, MA 02478
phone: 617 - 993 - 5400

For Daily Substitutes

Welcome to the Belmont Public Schools daily substitute pool! We are grateful for your invaluable service to our district. Below you will find all of the required forms and information you will need to begin your employment as a BPS daily substitute. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Rebecca Leeb

BPS Substitute Coordinator

  • office hours: M-Th, 7:30 am - 2:30 pm; Fridays 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • (617) 993-5420
  • fax: (617) 993-5409

Information for New and Returning Subs

Please click on each link in this section and read all information. You may also download and/or print for your convenience. 

New Substitutes – Required Forms

Completed paperwork must be submitted in-person to the Human Resources Department, along with a valid photo ID and proof of authorization to work in the US (See I-9 form instructions for allowable forms of identification). The Human Resources Department is located in the School Administration at 644 Pleasant Street, Belmont. 

A background check must be completed prior to starting work in the District. If you have completed a fingerprint-based background check as a condition of employment in a Massachusetts school district in the past year, you may request that district to send a letter of suitability for employment to BPS Human Resources.

When all paperwork has been completed, please call the Substitute Coordinator at (617) 993-5420 to arrange an appointment to return the forms and be set up in the Aesop online system.


All Substitutes – Required Training

Training for BPS substitutes consists of online documents and videos which you can read or watch from your home computer. These training modules are required for all BPS substitute staff. New BPS substitutes must complete all training and verify with their digital signature within one month of their date of hire

1. Please click on each link in this section and complete all required reading or training:

Contact the Substitute Coordinator with any questions or uncertainties you may have regarding any of the information.

2. Please complete the online course: Conflict of Interest Laws for Municipal Employees - SEE NOTES BELOW

  • At the end of the course you will generate a personalized Certificate of Completion 
  • Do NOT use Google Chrome web browser or a mobile device to complete the online course, or your certificate will not generate properly - recommended browsers are Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari
  • There is no way to submit the certificate automatically - you must print it and send it in manually
  • Make sure your computer is connected to a printer, or can print to a .pdf file
  • When you have completed the Assessment at the end of the course:  click on "Print Certificate" (do not choose "Course Credit"); fill out the certificate data form and click on "View Certificate"; if certificate is correct, click on "Print Certificate" to print to your printer or a .pdf file
  • If you print or scan to a .pdf file: please name the file "Your Last Name, Your First Name - 2018 Ethics"
  • Submit your printed Certificate of Completion to Rebecca Leeb in the HR Department by email, interoffice, or post.

3. When you have read and understood all of the documents and any questions have been answered, click here to complete a Google Form which will collect your signature, acknowledging that, as a condition of your employment in the Belmont Public Schools, you have completed all of the required training for this year.


Becoming a BPS Daily Substitute

Please see the “Substitute Teacher (Daily)” listing under Employment Opportunities on this HR website for information on applying to become a daily substitute.

Maternity/Paternity Leave Substitute (MLS/PLS) positions and Long-Term Substitute positions (61 days or longer) - These positions are also found at Employment Opportunities, under the "Elementary School Teaching," "Middle School Teaching" or "High School Teaching" listings. A Massachusetts DESE license is preferred for MLS/PLS, and required for Long-Term Substitutes.

Note that all applicants must complete and submit an online application in the AppliTrack system. Once you have submitted your application online, you will be contacted for an interview.


Becoming a Licensed Educator

For those of you who are interested in pursuing a career in education, here is a helpful link to information from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE):  DESE Licensing Requirements.


Contact Us

  • Administration: 617-993-5400
  • High School: 617-993-5900 
  • Chenery Middle School: 617-993-5800 
  • Butler School: 617-993-5550 
  • Burbank School: 617-993-5500 
  • Wellington School: 617-993-5600 
  • Winn Brook School: 617-993-5700
  • BPS Webmaster: send email
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