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Substitute Opportunities & Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in serving as a certified substitute teacher in Butler and Warren County. Certified substitute teachers can sub in any of the 22 districts listed below. The new step-by-step process for substituting, since the 2012-2013 school year, is located by clicking, Steps to Becoming a SWO-COG Substitute, at the top right corner of this page, across from the COG logo.

SPECIAL NOTICE: For any RETIRED EDUCATORS, the SWO-COG will waive the $30 registration fee.

The Southwest Ohio Council of Governments (SWO-COG) is a partnership between Butler County ESC and Warren County ESC and is the exclusive provider of all certified substitute teacher processing services for the following districts:

Butler County
School Districts

  • Butler County Educational Service Center (BCESC)
  • Butler Tech
  • Edgewood City Schools
  • Fairfield City Schools
  • Hamilton City Schools
  • Lakota Local Schools
  • Madison Local Schools
  • Middletown City Schools
  • Monroe Local Schools
  • New Miami Local Schools
  • Ross Local Schools
  • Talawanda Schools

Warren County
School Districts

  • Carlisle Local
  • Franklin City Schools
  • Kings Local Schools
  • Lebanon City Schools
  • Little Miami Local Schools
  • Springboro City Community Schools
  • SWOCOG Paraprofessional
  • Warren County Career Center
  • Warren County Educational Service Center (WCESC)
  • Wayne Local Schools

Job Specific Credential Requirements

Certified Substitute Teacher:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Ability to apply online for Ohio Department of Education Substitute License) OR
  • Valid Teaching Credential issued by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE)

Reference Materials

BCI/FBI Reports Pre-payment Directions/Locations
Employee Kiosk
Frequently Asked Questions
Frontline/AM New URL, Contact Info & Username/Password
Guide Through a Substitute Day
Long-Term Substitute Form (for reference only)
Public School Works - Directions
Public School Works - Link
Retirement Info--403(b) Plan (Voluntary)
Retirement Info--457 Plan (Voluntary)
Substitute Employee Handbook
SWO-COG Pay Date Schedule 2020-2021
SWO-COG Sub Accident Report Procedures
SWO-COG Sub Accident Report Form
SWO-COG Contact Information

Butler County ESC
400 N. Erie Blvd., Suite A
Hamilton, OH 45011
Warren County ESC
1879 Deerfield Rd.
Lebanon, OH 45036 _________________________________________________

SWO-COG Operation Hours

Butler County SWO-COG Office Hours
Monday through Friday: 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.

Background Checks Hours (BCI/FBI)
Monday through Friday
Fees: BCI-$30 and FBI-$36; Both-$61
Required online eventbrite pre-payment(s)
Bring a copy of your pre-payment receipt(s)
Appointment required! Call Rhonda Miller at 513-887-3710 (BCESC)

Warren County SWO-COG Office Hours
Regular School Year Hours: (August-May)
Monday - Thursday: 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Friday: 8:00a.m. to 2:30p.m.
Summer Hours:
June - Opening Office on June 1st - Employees Only
NOTE: Visitors by Appointment Only until further notice
July - Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Background Checks Hours (BCI/FBI)
Click the link below to set up an appointment time & to make pre-payment:
Fees: BCI-$30 and FBI-$36; Both-$61



400 North Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
(513) 887-3710
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