General Information

Grain Valley Schools is now accepting applications for Substitute Teachers. Please complete your Substitute Application here –


Substitute teachers must have a valid teaching certificate, or 60 or more college credits.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires all substitutes to apply for their substitute certificate through the department’s website: and obtain a background check through the Missouri State Highway patrol. Background check instructions can be found here.


If you are selected to be added to our substitute pool, you will be required to attend an orientation program. Please note: You must have a valid teaching/substitute certificate (obtained by applying through the DESE website) prior to attending the orientation.

Orientation will be held on at Grain Valley Schools Administration Offices located at 101 NW Sni-A-Bar Parkway, Grain Valley, MO 64029 on the following dates:
Wednesday, January 31st at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 7th at 10:00 a.m.

For questions please call (816) 847-5006

Automated Calling System

Grain Valley Schools uses Absence Management (formerly Aesop) as our automated calling system to notify of available substitute teaching jobs. Information on how to use the system is listed below.

Video Tutorial - Basic Training click here. Advanced Training click here.

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