Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Employment

1.  What is the next step if there is a position available that is of interest to me?
        Submit a completed application here, then contact the Principal at the location of the open position and inform him/her of your interest. 

2.  How long is my application kept on file?
        Applications are kept on file for 3 years.

3.  What are the requirements to be an Instructional Assistant (Teachers Aide)?
        48 college hours on official transcripts or an Associates Degree or a passing score on the paraeducator test.

4.  Where do I take the paraeducator test?
        Meade County College and Career Center (270) 422-7525, listen for the Meade Skills U option.

5.  What are the qualifications to become a Substitute?

        Substitute Instructional Assistant Qualifications

       High School Diploma/GED and ONE of the following:

  • 48 college credit hours
  • A copy of an Associate Degree diploma
  • A passing score on the Paraeducator Exam (more information below)

       Pay: See bottom of Classified Salary Schedule

        Substitute Teacher Qualifications (Must have ONE of the following)

  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution*
  • 64 or more College Credit Hours with at least a 2.45 GPA

       *Applicants who possess a bachelor's degree in any subject area from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of post-secondary education do not need to meet                           the minimum grade point average requirements (KRS 161.102)   

        Pay:  See bottom of Certified Salary Schedule

6. How do I become a substitute?
        Submit a completed application. Once applications are reviewed, Janette Schmidt, Director of Personnel, will schedule interviews. After the interview process is complete candidates will be invited to attend a mandatory Substitute Training.


Have other questions about employment with Meade County Schools?

Feel free to contact the Personnel Team with any questions you may have. 

They can be reached by calling 270-422-7500 or by emailing

Janette Schmidt, Director of Personnel

Crystal Tate, Personnel Specialist (Full-time Employment Questions)

Jaimee Bennett, Benefits Clerk (Substitute Questions)