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Substitute Services

Sub Services promoContact:

Misty Dygert
Jennifer Nicolella

Phone:    (518) 736-4390
FAX:        (518) 736-4311

If you are looking for a job that offers flexible scheduling, a variety of challenges, and the opportunity to be an essential part of an educational team, HFM BOCES Office of Substitute Services is looking for you! You’ll be on your way to flexible, rewarding employment.

The objective of HFM BOCES Substitute Services is to carry forward our component school districts’ educational process, maintain a safe environment for all students and staff and to ensure a successful experience for both the school district and the substitute.

Substituting is a challenging and difficult role. In the absence of the regular employee, the school district relies on the substitute to provide continuity of instruction and for effectively managing the school facility.

The Office of Substitute Services makes use of Aesop Absence Management System to manage school district’s employee absences, substitute selection and notification, substitute assignment and accurate record keeping. Absences can be reported seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Teachers can leave a personalized voice message to their substitute to ensure lesson continuity. The system searches and selects the most qualified substitute.

AesopLogo125Aesop is a reliable web-based technology available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing simplified access through a toll-free phone line or on the Internet. Access Aesop by phone (1-800-94-AESOP) or via their online portal.

Sub Service graphicSubstitutes may call in at anytime to review open jobs. They may also speak directly with a staff member of the Office of Substitute Services to designate which school, location, grade level or subject they prefer. Full administrative reports are available.

The Office of Substitute Service is located at the HFM BOCES campus, 2755 State Highway 67, Johnstown NY, 12095. Please clearly mark “Substitute Service” on any correspondence you send. The office is staffed from 5:30 a.m.-3 p.m. while school is in session. An answering machine picks up after hours.