If you are interested in substituting during the 2021-2022 school year for Fair Grove R-X Schools, you will need to complete the on-line application through DESE, complete the local requirements and attend a substitute training meeting.

Daily Rate


Daily Rate


*Long Term
11-20 Days


*Long Term 21+


*Long-term substituting must be consecutive for the same teacher or aide.

A substitute training meeting for the fall will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fair Grove MS/HS Library. The spring training meeting will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the Fair Grove MS/HS Library.

If you were a substitute teacher at Fair Grove Schools during the 2020-2021 school year you will instead be required to attend a returning substitutes meeting on August 12, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. in the MS/HS Library.

Please bring:

  • completed local application and payroll forms

  • state-issued substitute certificate

  • two forms of identification

  • and copy of your background check

You will also be required to complete the following and be approved by the Fair Grove Board of Education. Contact Lynetta Leeper at 417-759-2233 ext. 100 if you have any questions.

  • an online training video

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education online application process, as well as all local documentation, is available by clicking the buttons on the left. Local forms may also be obtained in the Central Office.

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Background Check Procedures

  • IdentoGo captures your fingerprints.  Use the web application (click BACKGROUND CHECK button on the left)

> 220 W Sunshine, Springfield MO phone: 417-881-2522

  • Applicant applies for substitute certificate (click DESE ONLINE APPLICATION) button on the left

  • Mail original transcripts (write in educator ID or SS number and "SUBCERT") to:

ATTN: Certification
PO Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65109

  • Certificate will be "issued" not mailed. Applicant can print a copy on your computer