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Substitute Teaching

A Little About Who We Are...

The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD) is one of 57 intermediate school districts located in Michigan. The OAISD is comprised of eleven school districts which cover approximately 742 square miles of the West Michigan area. The OAISD serves all public (including public school academies) and non-public schools in the area.

Do You Qualify to Substitute Teach?

To qualify to substitute teach in all districts within the OAISD, you must hold a valid or expired Michigan teaching certificate. Some districts within the OAISD also allow substitute teachers with 60 credit hours to teach within their districts.

If you will be teaching with 60 credit hours OR an expired teaching certificate, you are required to hold a "150 Day Permit" from the Michigan Department of Education.

The fee for this permit is $45.00 per school year. Upon registration with EDUStaff a permit application will be sent to the Michigan Department of Education on your behalf. Prompt payment of this fee is required in order to substitute teach and remain an active sub in the Ottawa Area.

How Do I Register to Substitute Teach for the Current School Year?

School districts within in the OAISD will contract substitute teachers through EDUStaff.  EduStaff information and enrollment packets can be accessed through the EDUStaff website (opens new window) or calling them at 877-974-6338.

What If I Am An Existing Substitue Teacher?

All substitute teachers currently registered with the Ottawa Area ISD must register with EDUStaff in order to sub teach for the next school year. "Rollover" documentation can be found at the EDUStaff Website (opens new window) or by calling them at 877-974-6338.

This program is intended to provide you with an overview of important health and employment information that you should be aware of while working in our area schools.  This is accessible online.  The orientation consists of seven modules and it will take approximately 3 hours to complete. The modules are:

  • A Guide for Substitute Teachers
  • Allergy Management
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Hazard Communication
  • Sexual Harassment
  • State and Federal Laws

This training has been designed specifically for substitute teachers. Instructions on how to access and navigate the website, as well as a password, will be provided to you by EDUStaff.

EDUStaff Contact Information

4120 Brockton Drive SE, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI  49512

Red Rover

 Absence Management (new window)

Red Rover Absence Management is the employee absence reporting application that allows substitute teachers to search for teaching opportunities.