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Applicants must possess a Content Substitute Certificate. For more information on possessing your certificate, visit:

To apply for a substitute position with Bolivar R-I Schools, please print and complete the Substitute Teacher Application and provide the required documents listed on the application. 

Applications must be delivered in person to Amber Davenport at the Bolivar R-I School Administrative Offices, 524 W. Madison St., Bolivar, MO.
If you were a Bolivar R-I Schools substitute, and worked at least one day, during the 2021-2022 school year:

  • You will be required to complete the Grandfathered Substitute Application, which can be picked up at Bolivar R-I Schools Administrative Offices located at 524 West Madison Street, Bolivar.

  • Your Missouri Highway Patrol fingerprints with the Bolivar R-1 Schools code 1637 must not have lapsed 5 years or it will be required to be completed again.

  • In-person training is not required; and

  • You must be registered and give written consent for Bolivar R-1 Schools to pull your background yearly with the Family Care Safety Registry (Included in the application)


Resignations or Retirees From Bolivar School District 

  • Anyone who resigns or retires from Bolivar School District that applies to be a substitute teacher must follow the 26-week separate period before they can be added to the active substitute list for the district.

If you were not a Bolivar R-I Schools substitute during the 2021- 2022 school year:

  • An application and the application required documents must be approved;

  • In-person training by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Wall is required;

  • Fingerprinting with the Bolivar R-1 Schools code 1637 by The Missouri Highway Patrol is required. (Good for 5 years only)

  • Registration with the Family Care Safety Registry is required and pulled yearly with written consent. (Included in the application)


For questions, please contact Amber Davenport at or 417-326-5291 Ext. 2112