Welcome to SubCentral for Boston Public Schools!
If you are a NEW substitute/employee, you MUST first register by phone: (617)635-7980 or (857)254-1707

To sign-in:
User/Access ID = Your Employee ID (minus leading 0's)
Password = Your PIN

Please click on the following links to view orientation videos on how to register and use SmartFindExpress:
Employee Orientation Video
Substitute Orientation Video

Download QuickTime to view videos here.

Attention: There are several substitute teaching assignments available with the potential to continue until the end of the school year. If you are interested, please email me at gcleckley@bostonpublicschools.org and attach your resume.

To all substitute teachers: The following schools are in need of substitute teachers: Kenny Elementary Sarah Greenwood, McCormack Middle, Irving Middle, Umana K-8, Warren-Prescott K-8, Guild Elementary, Perkins, Elementary, Otis Elementary, Chittick Elementary, Jackson/Mann K-8, Harvard/Kent Elementary, Mather Elementary, Dearborn STEM Academy, P.A. Shaw Elementary, Manning Elementary, Tobin K-8, Higginson/Lewis K-8, Lee K-8, Curley K-8, Mattahunt. Thank you for your assistance in ensuring that all of our classrooms are covered by a quality substitute teachers.

BPS Substitute Teacher Handbook: Copy and paste the following link to view the BPS Substitute Handbook.

If you are interested in an assignment for today, please contact the Sub Central Office at 617 635 9380 after 7:10 am.

BPS EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS BPS Substitute teachers now have BPS email addresses. Please contact the BPS OIIT Help Desk at 617 635 9200 for information.

Substitute Teachers can cancel a job up to 2 hrs of the start time.

We know that it is a challenging assignment and we appreciate you being ready every day to take over when the permanent teacher needs to be away from the classroom.

As you know there are a lot of frustrating behaviors that happen in a classroom. Students call out for no apparent reason, students stand up and sharpen their pencils while you are talking, or any number of other common classroom problems.

While these things may be bothersome, they aren't damaging to the learning environment and will typically go away within 30 seconds. How should we handle these types of behaviors?

The first thing we need to do is remember the main goal of classroom management is to get students on task, not to get revenge or to embarrass them. Therefore, the best way to handle these inconsequential behaviors is to just ignore them. It's as simple as that!

Inconsequential behaviors are irritating and probably will get on your nerves, but remember, the type of behavior determines how you handle it, and not how annoying it is.

Learning to not let behaviors upset you is a powerful tool in knowing which battles to pick when managing student behavior. This week my challenge for you is to let annoying behavior slide?instead of pointing out those inappropriate behaviors, focus more on praising appropriate behavior.

Keep up the great work you are doing!


REMINDERS Substitutes are expected to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time of assignment. Allow extra time for travel and weather delays. If you are going to be late, you must contact the school ASAP. Substitutes who arrive late to an assignment without calling, are subject to the school docking your pay for lateness at their own discretion or sending you home. The school may also submit a Do Not Use to the sub Central Office. Substitute teachers are paid a daily rate of pay.

Substitute teachers should arrive at the school 10 minutes before the start of school and stay until the end of the school day