• Substitute Teachers - Welcome Session Checklist

    Welcome to the Boston Public Schools! Here you will find a New Employee Checklist for Substitute Teachers and a link to download all the new hire documents needed to ensure you are paid and receive employee benefits in a timely manner.

    Please plan to bring:

      • ☑️  A Photo ID (valid passport or government issued photo ID. Must be original document, not a copy)

      • ☑️  Social Security Card(Must be original document, not a copy)
        - To order a replacement card, visit HERE

      • ☑️  Proof of licensure from ELAR (if applicable)

      • ☑️  SubSkills Online Training Course - BPS Sub Training
        *Required only if you do not have a Massachusetts Educator License*
        - must complete the SubAssessment with a score of 85 or higher

      • ☑️  Official transcripts for undergraduate and any graduate work completed
        *Only sealed, hard copies of transcripts or electronic copies directly from the University are accepted*
        - Undergraduate transcripts must state that the degree was conferred and include the degree conferral date
        - A degree from outside the United States requires evaluation through the Center for Educational Documentation (CED) - please allow sufficient processing time: http://www.cedevaluations.com/application_form.html

      • ☑️  Conflict of Interest Law/Ethics Training Certification (online)
        - To complete the training, visit http://www.muniprog.eth.state.ma.us
        - Print the certificate of completion and bring it with you to your Welcome Session

      • ☑️  Fingerprinting receipt
        - Schedule an appointment at http://www.identogo.com/FP/Massachusetts.aspx
        - Use the BPS Provider ID: 00350000
        - Bring your receipt to your Welcome Session

      • ☑️  Employer References (current or previous supervisor) *Must be within the last 2 years*

    Review Policies and Trainings

    Please take a moment to review the following important Boston Public Schools policies and information. At your Welcome Session you will need to acknowledge receipt of each policy, and a hard copy of these documents will be available.