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  • Rates of Pay 2017-2018

    Posted by on 8/21/2017 6:39:00 AM

    The following rates have been established for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Substitute Teacher

    Teacher (Certified)                                $95.00 per day

    Teacher (Non-certified)                         $85.00 per day

     Substitute Teacher Aide

    Teacher Aide (Certified)                        $71.00 per day

    Teacher Aide (Non-certified)                 $66.00 per day

     Substitute Clinical Instructor/School Nurse

    Clinical Instructor                                  $65.00 per ½ day

    School Nurse                                        $120.00 per day                       

     Additional Substitute Positions

    Clerical                                                 $11.00 per hour

    Maintenance                                         $11.00 per hour

    Motor Vehicle Operator                          $11.00 per hour

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  • Certification

    Posted by on 8/21/2017 6:38:00 AM

    Have you received your teaching certification? Have you filed an extension for certification?

    The Orleans/Niagara BOCES Certification Office provides assistance and processes and approves applications of eligible candidates for New York State Certification in the areas of teaching, pupil personnel services, and coaching.

    While we are pleased to assist school personnel with certification, please remember that your certification is your responsibility. 

    Be sure that you know when your certificate expires and what is required to achieve the next level of certification. 

    If you have not already done so, please inform us if you have received your certification, received an extension, and are currently a per diem substitute. We would like to update our records. Thanks!

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  • Welcome!

    Posted by on 8/21/2017 6:36:00 AM

    Welcome to your exciting assignment as a substitute teacher with the Orleans/Niagara BOCES.  You are an essential member of our organization who provides quality instruction in every class each day. The same high standards and accountability expected from permanently assigned staff is also expected from our substitute staff.

    The valuable service that you provided to our schools, staff, and students is greatly appreciated.  We wish you a rewarding experience as an Orleans/Niagara BOCES substitute.

    We look forward to working with you this year.  If there are ways in which we can be of assistance to you, please let us know.

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  • Calendar Notes

    Posted by on 8/21/2017 6:35:00 AM

    Calendar Notes:

    Please note the Orleans/Niagara BOCES will be closed the following dates for holiday observance.

    Friday, September 1, 2017 (offices are open) & Monday, September 4, 2017 (all closed) (Labor Day)

    Monday, October 9, 2017 (Columbus Day)

    Friday, November 10, 2017 (Veteran’s Day)

     Other Important Dates:

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 – Students First Day

    Thursday, September 21, 2017 – Open House @ Roy-Hart Learning Center (Gasport)

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – Open House @ Niagara Career & Technology Center (Sanborn)

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – Open House @ Niagara Academy (Sanborn)

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 – Open House @ Orleans Career & Technology Center (Medina)

    Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Skills USA Craft Fair @ Orleans Career & Technology Center (Medina)

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  • School Closings

    Posted by on 8/21/2017 6:34:00 AM

    School Closings

    The District Superintendent will make a decision about school closings or delayed openings. Every effort will be made to make decisions in a timely manner. School closing information will be announced in the following ways:

     Internet Web Site -

     Radio Stations -AM Stations - WBEN 930 

     Television Stations

                WGRZ             Channel 2           

                WIVB               Channel 4          

                WKBW Channel 7                      

     * Note: It is the substitute’s responsibility to listen to radio and television stations for public announcements, emergency school closings, and delays. Absence Management will not call you if the district has a delay or weather cancellation. The system will continue to post reported absences and place outbound calls to substitutes even though an emergency closing or delay has occurred. The system cannot be reprogrammed with such a short notice. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. NOTE:  Substitute employees will not be paid for days when school is not in session. 

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  • Thank You

    Posted by on 5/12/2017 9:35:00 AM

    It is hard to believe that the school year is quickly coming to an end.  We hope it has been a great year for everyone!  

    This is the time of year when we pause to recognize your efforts.  On behalf of the board of education, administration, and the community … thank you for your efforts serving the students, our clients and each other. It takes a lot of talented people to run our programs and the over 75 services that we provide.  As a substitute employee you are a valuable asset to the continued success of our operations. Your dedication and enthusiasm to assist in the educational process is greatly appreciated.

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  • Re-Appointment Letters

    Posted by on 5/12/2017 9:34:00 AM

    Re-Appointment letters will be arriving at your home in the month of June. Please complete and return the letters immediately, even if you do not wish to continue as a per diem substitute for the 2017-2018 school year. This letter is our only verification that you want to sub next year. If you do not return the letter, your employment will be terminated at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. The return deadline for these reappointment letters is June 30, 2017.

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  • Stay Tuned

    Posted by on 5/12/2017 9:34:00 AM

    Continue to log into the Sub Hub for updates and information regarding the 2017 -2018 school year. Updates will be posted during the summer months.

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  • Substitutes Needed

    Posted by on 5/12/2017 9:33:00 AM

    Tell your neighbors, friends, and family about your experience as a substitute and encourage them to join the team! The Orleans/Niagara BOCES continually accepts applications for per diem substitute positions throughout the year. Applications for per diem substitute positions can be found on our website at Click on the employment tab under the quick resource links section to access our online applications.

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  • Certification

    Posted by on 5/12/2017 9:30:00 AM

    If you have not already done so, please let us know if you have received your teacher certification. If you have received an extension on your current certification please let us know as well. We would like to update our records. Thank you!

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  • Summer School Letters of Intent

    Posted by on 3/16/2017 10:14:00 AM

    TO: All Orleans/Niagara BOCES Substitutes

    Letters were sent on March 1, 2017, regarding the upcoming summer school programs for both the Extended School Year (ESY) and Regional Summer School (RSS) programs.  Please note that the return date for the green copy of the letter of intention is April 1, 2017, and not March 1, 2017 as originally stated. 

    Our apologies for any confusion that this may have caused.

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  • W-4 and IT-2104 Forms

    Posted by on 2/13/2017 12:01:00 PM

    Now that the New Year is here, you may be thinking about adjusting your W-4 (Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate) or IT-2104 (NY State Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate).  Should you wish to make changes to either of these forms, visit the Sub Hub on our website at  Print out a copy of the form that needs to be updated.  Fill it out thoroughly.  Place the completed from in the mail to the following address:

    Orleans/Niagara BOCES

    4232 Shelby Basin Rd

    Medina NY 14103

    Attn: Payroll

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  • Extended School Year/Special Education

    Posted by on 2/13/2017 12:00:00 PM

    Applications for positions in the 2017 Special Education Extended School Year (Summer School) program are available at this time.    Applications and information can be found on the O/N BOCES website at  Click on the quick link titled Summer School.   

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  • Regional Summer School

    Posted by on 2/13/2017 12:00:00 PM

    Applications for positions in the 2017 Regional (Academic) Summer School program are available at this time.  Applications and information can be found on the O/N BOCES website at  Click on the quick link titled Summer School. 

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  • Absence Management (formerly Aesop)

    Posted by on 11/17/2016 1:34:00 PM

    As some of you may already be aware, Aesop has a new name.  The company who designed Aesop has renamed it Absence Management.  The name is currently displayed as Absence Management (formerly Aesop) on your home page. 

    Please note:  The only change is to the name of the software.  All web addresses remain the same.

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  • Expanding Site Base

    Posted by on 11/17/2016 1:33:00 PM

    Are you interested in expanding the number of sites you’re willing to accept substitute assignments?  Looking to work with other student populations?  If so, then please contact Susan Soos, 716-731-6800 x 2215 to start the discussion.  We’ve added some new locations this year.  The possibilities are endless!

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  • Old Man Winter

    Posted by on 11/17/2016 1:30:00 PM

    As the winter season approaches, do you know what the various weather warnings and advisories mean? 

    Winter Weather Advisory – indicates winter weather conditions, with snowfall of between 3 to 6 inches, are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous, especially to motorists.

    Winter Storm Watch – indicates that winter weather may affect your area.

    Winter Storm Warning – indicates that severe winter weather conditions are definitely on the way. 

    Blizzard Warning – indicates that snow and strong winds of at least 35 miles per hour combined will produce blinding snow, near-zero visibility, deep drifts and life-threatening wind chill.

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  • Days of Service

    Posted by on 8/24/2016 6:15:00 AM

    A school district may employ an individual as a substitute teacher in a position held by a teacher who is absent but expected to return. Employment of a substitute teacher does not require a certificate.

    There are three categories of substitutes:

    • A person holding one or more valid teaching certificates may substitute in any capacity for any number of days.  Service that exceeds 40 days per school year must occur in an area for which the substitute holds a certificate.
    • A person without certification but who is completing collegiate study toward certification may substitute in any capacity for any number of days.  Service that exceeds 40 days per school year must occur in an area for which the substitute is working toward a certificate.
    • A person without certification and who is not working toward teacher certification is limited to a maximum of 40 days of service per school year, except in extreme and extenuating circumstances as determined by the District Superintendent.
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  • Professional Dress

    Posted by on 11/10/2015 10:15:00 AM

    All employees are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions.  Teachers and all other BOCES personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable dress attire and appropriate appearance in a school setting including but not limited to:

    Footwear must be worn at all times. 

    Clothing shall not include items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous, or denigrate others.

    Clothing shall not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs, contain sexual references or innuendo, and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities. 

    When wearing jewelry, please take into consideration the classroom environment you will be working in.  Avoid earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that can be easily pulled or caught on clothing and apparatus.

    BE Polite

    BE Prepared

    BE Professional

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  • How to Avoid a Substitute Removal

    Posted by on 11/10/2015 10:12:00 AM

    Don’t – Accept an assignment and not show up

    Don’t – Berate or belittle students

    Don’t – Act in a cold or indifferent manner

    Don’t – Criticize the absent teacher

    Don’t – Get physical with a child

    Don’t – Violate confidentiality

    Don’t – Lose control

    Don’t – Use vulgar language

    Don’t – Fall asleep at work

    Don’t – Abuse computer privileges
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    Posted by on 9/8/2015 10:23:00 AM

    The Aesop substitute website is not optimized for mobile phones. If a substitute has a more modern smart phone the web browser on their phone may allow them to search for and accept jobs.

    Jobulator is a mobile app that is Aesop approved that substitutes can purchase. This app will notify substitutes of available jobs and allow them to accept assignments right from their mobile device.

    Substitutes can find out more information about Jobulator and sign up for a 14-day free trial at

    Please note: Other mobile apps such as Sub Sidekick, Substitute Alert, and Sub Assistant are not Aesop approved and are not recommended for use. There are “shady apps” that can put people at risk for identity theft, spam, and more. Shady apps are worth avoiding such as pirated apps which often get pirated into seemingly fake, free versions. Pirated apps can put you at increased risk of receiving spam and exposing personal data on your phone. Avoid the scam. Spend a couple bucks by purchasing the real app while protecting your privacy. 

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  • Stopping Germs

    Posted by on 11/17/2014 9:30:00 AM

    The flu season is upon us.  Follow these quick tips for stopping germs at home, work and school

    - Cover your mouth when sneezing or


    - Clean your hands often (wash for 15 -20


    - Alcohol based hand wipes and gel sanitizers

      work too.

    - Remind children and students to practice 

      healthy habits.

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  • Unable to Sub?

    Posted by on 11/17/2014 9:27:00 AM

    Have your circumstances changed and you are no longer able to fulfill the duties of a per diem substitute?  If so, please be sure to forward a letter requesting removal from our substitute list.  Letters may be sent to the following address:  4232 Shelby Basin Rd., Medina, NY 14103, Attn: Susan Soos.

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  • Keep in Touch....

    Posted by on 11/17/2014 9:26:00 AM

    Please notify the Substitute Calling Service when your name or address has changed.  It is important to have the most current information on file to ensure you receive correspondence from the BOCES.  Thank you.

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