Substitute Information

The Knoch School District has partnered with ESS to provide for day-to-day substitute teachers, secretaries, and paraprofessionals throughout the District. 

Minimum Requirements:

PA state clearances, Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training, and TB test results  


After an individual applies to work as a substitute at Knoch, ESS provides an on-campus orientation in order to guide applicants through the process of applying for clearances, training information, and completing required paperwork in order for applicants to work as substitutes.  These orientations are scheduled as needed.

Teachers - Day-to-Day Subs: $100/day

Committed Building Subs:  $135/day

Active PA teaching certificates, inactive teaching certifications, or ACT 86 for college students with 60+ credits in education will be accepted. If you or someone you know holds a Bachelor’s degree, contact the local Kelly branch to learn more about emergency certification.


Paraprofessionals: $7.75/hour

High School Diploma


Secretary: $7.75/hour

High School Diploma


Emergency Substitute Certificate Program training is available through ESS. Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  Training is partly online and partly completed on the Knoch campus.  Completing the training through ESS certifies you to substitute in any Knoch school.

For more information or to apply to become a substitute with ESS, apply online at


Refer a friend to ESS and earn $100!  ESS Referral Flyer


Emergency Day-to-Day Substitute Permit Program Available at MIU IV 

Midwestern Intermediate Unit (MIU) IV in Grove City is offering a program for individuals interested in obtaining an Emergency Day-to-Day Substitute Permit. Candidates for the program must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. For the next training session, contact MIU IV at (724) 458-6700. To read more about the Emergency Day-to-Day Substitute Permit program, please click here.


School Nurse Substitutes 

Registered Nurses  ($125/day - School Nurse certification preferred) 
Interested applicants apply here


Custodial Substitutes 
Custodian substitutes ($9.50/hour)
Interested applicants apply here



All employees are required to present three (3) clearances before beginning employment. Clearances must be (a) for the reason/purpose of “school district” and (b) less than one (5) years old at the time of appointment.  For additional information regarding the required clearances, click here.