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Franklin Local School District is now partnering with the Licking County ESC (LCESC) for our substitute teachers.

Substitute Teacher Requirements

Please note: ALL LCESC Substitute Teachers are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree.

  1. Substitute Teacher Application. Please submit the completed application to the Licking County Educational Service Center.
  2. Criminal History Form.
  3. Ohio Substitute, Resident Educator, or Teaching License. Applicants applying for or renewing a license/certificate can do so by visiting (ODE) online at Please select our organization as your eSigner by entering our IRN #047977. You will receive e/mail confirmation once your license/certificate is issued. It is your responsibility to print a copy and submit it to our office. For complications with your SAFE account, you can contact the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Educator Licensure at 614-466-3593.
  4. BCI/FBI Background Check. We require a current criminal background check (BCI) and a federal background check (FBI) for all employees. The background check can be no more than 365 days old from the date you are hired and must of have been completed for the purpose of school employment. Background checks can be completed in our office for a fee of $65 (payable by cash or check). Please call for details and/or an appointment.
  5. On-Line Workshop. You are exempt from this requirement if you have a degree in education and have completed student teaching or have ever held an ODE issued license with documented experience teaching in a K-12 public school system.
    1. Previous substitute teaching experience in an Ohio K-12 public school system
      qualifies for the training exemption.
    2. The online course is offered through the OCST and information can be found by
      going to their website at
  6. Signed Medical Statement. ONLY required if you plan to work at Flying Colors Preschool. Must be completed by a physician. 

Feel free to contact Janel Lewis at (740) 349-6084 or e/mail her at if you have additional questions or wish to follow up on your application.  Thank you for your interest! 

2023-2024 NEW Substitute Teacher Application

Criminal History Form

Medical Statement for Flying Colors

For information on how to apply for or renew an Ohio Department of Education license or permit, please click here.