For Current Subs

Aesop Calling System:

Substitute Bus Drivers & Attendants

  • $10.00 per hour for Substitute Drivers
  • $8.10 per hour for Substitute Attendants
  • For more information, please visit the Non-Instructional section of the Employment Home page.

Contact Us

Human Resource Services
P.O. Box 391
Bartow FL 33830

Phone: (863) 534-0781
Fax: (863) 534-0737

Additional Info

Office of Teacher Certification / Substitute

UPDATE: School Board votes to contract with Kelly Educational Services

IMPORTANT INFORMATION if you would Like to be a Sub? FAQ's

Polk County Public Schools is no longer hiring substitutes, but has partnered with Kelly Educational Staffing (KES) for our substitute teacher, substitute paraprofessional, and substitute clerical needs beginning March 3, 2014.  KES will handle all the aspects of our substitute teacher, substitute paraprofessional and substitute clerical needs including recruiting, hiring, training and scheduling.  There are several advantages to this partnership such as the opportunity for substitutes to have year-round employment and additional incentives exclusive to employment with KES. 

If you are interested in applying to be a substitute teacher, substitute paraprofessional, or substitute clerical worker for Polk County Public Schools, please apply by clicking here.

Kelly Educational Staffing is a specialty service of Kelly Services®, a leader in workforce solutions and the first staffing provider to develop a comprehensive education staffing solution. Launched in 1997, KES partners with 3,000+ public and private schools across 35 states and has a national classroom placement (fill) rate greater than 98 percent.  Visit for more information.


Important Note:  Beginning Sunday, March 2, you will login into Aesop by going to  and clicking ‘Aesop Login’ at the top of the page.  You will continue to use your current Polk Co Public Schools Aesop ID and PIN.

Contact the Kelly Customer Service Center – (863) 614-1448, for the following:

  • Last minute absences (after absence cut-off time- 1 hr prior to school start time)
  • Special requests/long term assignments (over 5 days)
  • Cancel/update an absence or to extend an absence

Contact the Kelly office – (863) 614-1448, option 0, for the following:

  • To provide performance feedback on substitute employees
  • To report an incident involving a Kelly substitute teacher
  • To refer a new substitute employee

If you forget your PIN or have difficulty accessing Aesop, please call (863) 614-1448.

Kelly Educational Services

Polk County Public Schools has partnered with Kelly Educational Services (KES) to provide customized services in the area of substitute teacher placement. You will need to access the KES Aesop Substitute Calling System to review substitute openings. If you chose certain schools to substitute (preferred school list) and cannot find a substitute opening, you may need to add schools to your preferred school list or call KES (863) 614-1448.

Address or Telephone Changes

Please log in to to change your address and/or telephone number.

The changes will be reflected in SAP and Aesop within 24 to 48 hours after submission.

Accessing Your District E-mail Account

Visit (links may also be found on the district website: Type full email address and password > click the Log On Button. Email: Password: PCSB-last 4 digits of Social Security Number. If you need assistance to access your email account, please email or call 863-519-8040.

Instructions for changing or resetting your password.

Substitute Contact

If you have any questions, please contact the Kelly Customer Service Center – (863) 614-1448.

Leave of Absence Request

Contact the Kelly Customer Service Center – (863) 614-1448