Substitute Sign-up Information

  • Substitute teaching is done through EDUStaff, a third party administrator for all of the school districts within Van Buren County (Bangor, Bloomingdale, Covert, Decatur, Gobles, Hartford, Lawrence, Lawton, Mattawan, Paw Paw, South Haven).  Substitutes are required to attend a mandatory two-hour "sign-up" meeting which is held at the Van Buren Conference Center on the following dates listed below from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
    2018-2019 SIGN-UP MEETING DATES:
    • August 9, 2018
    • September 6, 2018
    • September 20, 2018
    • October 4, 2018
    • October 18, 2018
    • November 1, 2018
    • November 29, 2018
    • January 17, 2019
    • January 31, 2019
    • February 14, 2019
    • February 28, 2019
    • March 14, 2019
    • March 28, 2019
    • April 11, 2019
    • April 25, 2019
    Additional meetings are held at other various locations.  Contact EDUStaff at 1-877-974-6338 for the dates and times.

    One of the requirements to substitute teach is being fingerprinted for a criminal history record check by the Michigan State Police and FBI.  VBISD completes the fingerprinting for subs and is the record holder of your criminal history record check.  If you need to be fingerprinted for substitute teaching, contact Kara Duffy at 269-539-5218 to set up an appointment.  The fee to process the fingerprinting is currently $55 and must be paid with cash or check.

    Please note:  Even though you may have previously been fingerprinted, you will need to be printed again if you have not had regular and continuous employment (without a break in service) with a K-12 Michigan School District since you were fingerprinted. For subs, you need to have worked as a sub each school year since being fingerprinted.

    Contact EDUStaff at 1-877-974-6338 or go to their website at for information on signing up to substitute teach in Van Buren County.