Information for Substitutes

  • Substitute Teacher Qualifications


    • Minimum of 60 Undergraduate Credits From An Accredited United States College, evidenced on an official transcript from the educational institution where you obtained said credits.
    • Ability to pass a New Jersey Public School Criminal History Check.*
    • Completion of a substitute teacher application and oath of allegiance, both of which may be obtained following an interview with the Personnel Specialist at Lawrence Twp. Public Schools.
    • Completion of GCN tutorials for the present school year.
    • Recent TB test.

     Substitute Teaching Certificates cost $125 and are valid for 5 years.

    *NOTE: A copy of your clearance letter must be presented to the County Superintendent in order to obtain your substitute certificate. Please submit a copy of your clearance letter to the Personnel Office as soon as you receive it, your letter will be mailed to your home address.


    Lost or Misplaced Your Clearance Letter?
    A duplicate copy may be obtained by logging into the Department of Education website at: and clicking on "Criminal History Check - Online Fee Payment."

     **LTPS Personnel Office processes NJ Substitute Credential Applications for LTPS applicants ONLY. No outside applicants will be processed.

     New Jersey Residency Requirement

    Information on the NJ First Act (NJ Residency Requirement) including the waiver application can be found here.

      Criminal History Clearance Letter

    Duplicate criminal history approval letter may be requested online at


    A New Jersey Substitute Certificate costs $125 and is valid for 5 years. The fee schedule for all certificates is located here

      Newly Hired Substitutes

    If Lawrence Township is submitting your paperwork to the County Superintendent for a substitute certificate, a copy of your clearance letter must accompany your application.



    Click here for the District Calendar

     GCN Training

    New AND Returning users: Click here to log into the GCN website and begin your training session.


    *If you do not have a GCN account, you will have create a new account.

    Have technical questions?  Contact Nadia Kulak in the Personnel Office at (609) 671-5599.


    Absence Management

    Aesop is a computerized substitute calling system that can be accessed by substitutes by telephone or online. It’s easy to use and provides substitutes with the ability to job shop, view information about jobs they have accepted, and review jobs that they have already filled. Once substitutes have been reappointed or newly appointed by the Board of Education, they will receive the necessary information to access Aesop.

     Aesop toll free phone number: (800) 942-3767

     Aesop via the web:

     Please contact the Aesop Operator at (609) 671-5599 for assistance.


     Substitute Pay

     2020-21 Daily Rates


    • $105/Non-Certificated Substitute Teachers
    • $115/Certificated Substitute Teacher
    • $200/Nurse-Full Day
    • $100/Nurse-Half Day
    • $15/hour for Substitute Assistants
    • $16/hour for Substitute Secretaries
    • $15/hour for Substitute Security Monitors
    • $27.76/hour Supplemental Security
    • $18/hour Substitute Bus Assistants
    • $25/hour Substitute Bus Drivers
    • $14/hour Substitute Custodians
    • $283.72/Day Long Term Substitute Teacher (up to 60 instructional days in same position)
    • $27.76/hour Long Term Substitute Assistant (over 20 consecutive days in same position)