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The Newton County School System (NCSS) will offer FREE substitute teacher training sessions. Sessions will be held in the Newton County BOE Board Room located at 2109 Newton Drive, NE., Covington, Georgia 30014 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. In addition, NCSS will continue to accept candidates who complete training through Griffin Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), located in Griffin, Georgia. Those interested in attending the Griffin RESA training session must call 770-229-3247 to register (see flyer below) and pay a $40.00 registration fee.

Candidates interested in substitute teaching in Newton County, who do not hold a Georgia teaching certificate or are not eligible for a Georgia teaching certificate, must attend either the NCSS OR Griffin RESA training session (only one is required). Upon successful completion of the training session, candidates will receive a certificate of completion. The certificate of completion is required for NCSS to add candidates to the substitute teacher roster. 


If you have a teaching certificate and are not under contract, contact the Human Resources Department to inquire about long-term substitute teaching vacancies and eligibility. You are NOT required to complete the substitute teacher training workshop.