Substitute FAQ

How long do fingerprints take to clear?

Fingerprints take 7-10 business days to clear. Sometimes prints are quicker and sometimes longer depending on the State Dept. Of Ed.

Do I have to complete the Certified Substitute Training before I can sub?

You will not be able to sub Certified until you complete the online training course. You may sub Classified before.

How do I find my Substitute ID# when teachers request me?

Teachers often refer your Employee ID# as your Substitute ID#. They are the same number and you can find it in the email or letter that Absence Management or Payroll sends to you once you are processed as an employee.

I never received information regarding my Boise School District email.

You should have received a welcome email from Absence Management with your email login information about a week or two after competition of all required steps. Please be sure to check the spam folder in your email as well. You can contact if you did not receive the email. 

Is it better to wait for Absence Management (AKA Aesop) to call me or just view jobs online?

Absence Management only calls 2 days prior to the start time of the absence while viewing online shows jobs that are further out.

What are Classified jobs?

Classified jobs are any assistant jobs i.e. School Support Assistant, Special Education Assistant, front office, etc.

What If I have been fingerprinted in the last 6 months?

If you have been fingerprinted in the last 6 months through an Idaho Educational Institution then we can obtain access to your prints by submitting a BIC form. The form can be completed at your onboarding appointment. If the prints were completed longer than 6 months ago or not done for Educational purposes then you will need to be re-fingerprinted.

If I am a Certified sub can I take a Classified job and get Certified pay?

No, the specific job classifies the pay. A Classified job will be paid at the Classified rate even if you are a Certified sub.

What if I don’t have a second form of ID for the I-9?

If you do not have a second form of ID we can fingerprint you but we cannot process you to become an employee until we have that second form of ID.

When do subs get paid?

All subs get paid on the 15th of each month for the previous month's work. For example, if you work in January, you will be paid on February 15th for all days worked in January.

I am a retired teacher for the Boise School District, do I have to re-fingerprint and how long do I have to wait?

Retirees of the Boise School District are required to re-fingerprint with us but they do not have to pay the $28.25 fee. The fingerprint fee for retirees of the Boise School District are covered by the district. Please ensure you speak with PERSI first before signing any paperwork to be a substitute to ensure you are eligible to work without it affecting your PERSI retirement.

What if I go to a school and my original assignment was changed?

Principals have the authority to change a sub’s assignment to fit the needs of the students or individual site.

Do I have to complete a direct deposit form?

The District does not issue paper checks. If you do not have a banking account then you will be issued a debit card that has a fee associated with use.