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 and are held at the Van Buren Conference Center on the following dates below from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
    • August 24, 2017
    • September 7, 2017
    • September 21, 2017
    • October 5, 2017
    • October 19, 2017
    • November 2, 2017
    • November 16, 2017
    • December 7, 2017
    • January 18, 2018
    • February 1, 2018
    • February 15, 2018
    • March 1, 2018
    • March 15, 2018
    • March 29, 2018
    • April 12, 2018
    • May 10, 2018
    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 Barbara Coombs at 269-539-5206 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.

    To contact EDUStaff call 1-877-974-6338 or go to their web site at for information on signing up to substitute teach in Van Buren County.