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


BPS substitutes who are working in the school buildings are required to follow all staff health protocols, which include performing a daily symptom check on yourself per the Staff Daily Required Symptom Self Check checklist before you report to school on any day:

  • If you answer "No" to all questions, you are clear to report to the school. You do not need to submit the check list form.
  • If you answer “Yes” to any of the questions, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL in the past 14 days:
    • do not report to school for your assignment
    • complete and submit the Staff Symptom Check Follow up School Absence Form and call the school office to inform them of your situation
    • a school nurse will follow up with you - you must be cleared by the school nurse before you can report to work in the schools.

As a BPS employee, you are required to review all information and follow all procedures on the BPS Health and Safety Protocols site. Please also stay current with the Nursing Director's BPS Health and Safety Bulletins.

TRAVEL PROTOCOL: Please click on this link for details on the district's Travel Protocol.  If you have a PCR test pending you should not return to school until the results are in.

Up-to-date information on the district’s response to COVID-19 is always available via the buttons in the top section of the BPS Home Page.


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. 

* Please note that substitutes are not automatically notified of school closings or delayed openings due to inclement weather. As a substitute, you are responsible for determining whether or not the district will be open, and should plan accordingly to fulfill your assignments. Please familiarize yourself with the various ways you can find out about an unexpected school closing or delay due to weather via internet, television and radio. Some news channel websites allow you to sign up to receive email/text notifications when a specific school district has closed due to weather. Please consider enrolling for notifications about Belmont Public School closings.

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.

You may download and print the required forms from the links below. All forms are also available in the Human Resources office. 


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 modules and verify with their digital signatures and submitted Ethics certificate within one month of their date of hire.

Please click on this link to complete the Substitute Required Training Modules.

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.