Substitute Support Positions

Thank you for your interest in a Substitute Support position at the Central DeWitt Community School District. This includes Substitute Custodians, Substitute Associates, Substitute Cooks, and **Substitute Drivers.  To be qualified to substitute in any of these positions, the district must have the required paperwork on file (there is no application required).

  • The required documents are located on the Employee Forms page highlighted with the big, red REQUIRED designation. You are welcome to download, print, and complete them from the website if you prefer.
    • Background check waivers – please complete both pages
    • Bloodborne pathogens training completed this school year
    • Right to Know training
    • Direct Deposit form and required attachment
    • I-9 Form, including required attachments as listed on page 3 of the form
    • W-4 Iowa Tax Form (OR Illinois if you live there)
    • W-4 Federal Tax Form
    • Substance Free Workplace form signed
    • Technology Acceptable Use Policy read and the Agreement signed
    • Hepatitis B Vaccine form, including your choice to accept or refuse
  • All completed forms must be turned in to the Administration Center.
  • *Substitute Drivers:  There are more requirements to be met to be a Substitute Bus Driver.  Please contact our Director of Operations for details (contact information below).
  • If you would prefer to pick up a paper packet of the forms or to have one sent to you, please contact Gayle as shown below.

Once we have all of these required documents on file and the background check completed, you are eligible to be a Substitute Classified Employee for the Central DeWitt Community School District.

If you would like to be added to our substitute classified employee list or have any questions about the process, please contact:

Gayle Pepmeier at the Administration Center
331 E. 8th St., P.O. Box 110, DeWitt, IA 52742
Phone (563) 659-4701
Fax (563) 659-0707

Procedure for Contacting Substitute CUSTODIANS, COOKS, and DRIVERS: 

The Supervisors/Building Secretaries for these positions call and schedule the Substitutes directly for their departments. (They do NOT utilize Aesop to contact Substitutes for these particular jobs.)

Procedures for Contacting Substitute ASSOCIATES:

Central DeWitt CSD utilizes an automatic service to simplify and streamline the process of notifying substitute Associates and Teachers when your services are needed in the district. This service, called AESOP (Automated Educational Substitute OPerator), utilizes both the telephone and the Internet to assist you in locating jobs in the school district for which you work. After you are assigned an ID number and PIN number for our district, you may interact with the system either on the Internet at or by way of a toll-free, automated voice instruction menu system at 1-800-942-3767.

Once we have all the required items and have entered you as an active substitute for our district, you will receive an e-mail explaining how to log in to AESOP and utilize the system. Please note: You may also contact AESOP to search for available jobs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the website listed above or the toll-free number listed above.

When a substitute is secured for an associate vacancy, the substitute associate is expected to report to their assigned building. Each substitute is expected to check in with the principal or principal’s secretary upon arriving at a building.

Electronic Time Clock for Payroll

Central DeWitt CSD utilizes an electronic time keeping system for payroll. It is very easy once you have used it a couple times. You will receive instructions via email on how to access the clock system once we have set you up in the system. (For Associates, it is the same login information as what you need to access Aesop.) Click here for step-by-step instructions so you will be ready to use the clock kiosk the first time you are called in to work.  We encourage you to review your hours in Veritime at least once per week.  If you see any discrepancies, please contact the supervisor/building office for help.

Substitute Pay Schedule: 

According to School Board Policy 415.1, Substitute Classified Employees will be paid at a rate of 75% of the step 1 beginning classified employee per their individual master contracts, except for substitute bus drivers who will follow the master contract. For the current year, these rates are as follows:

  • Substitute Custodian:  $13.79/hour
  • Substitute Associate:  $10.20/hour
  • Substitute Cook:  $10.57/hour
  • Substitute Secretary:  $14.09/hour
  • Substitute Drivers:  $18.68/hour

Pay day is once per month on the 20th of the month. Please go to the Employee Forms & Links page and click on “Payroll cut-off dates for this year” to see this current information. Central DeWitt CSD requires Direct Deposit of payroll. With direct deposit, payroll is deposited directly into the bank account(s) you specify at midnight on the 20th.  If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, payday is the last workday prior.

Inclement Weather:

School may be closed due to inclement weather. Usually, the determination to close school is made prior to 6:00 a.m. Although we make every attempt to have our emergency announcements posted to television and radio stations, sometimes there are technical difficulties beyond our control that inhibit the process. Therefore, we suggest that you also check our web site for the most reliable and up-to-date information. It is our request that you please not call schools or the central office, if possible, to keep the lines free for emergencies and communication purposes.

Please realize, you may sign up to receive news and updates from the district that include late starts, cancellations, etc. To do so, go to the home page of our website and scroll down to “Central DeWitt News” – just to the left of that headline you will see the link to “Register for News & Updates.” Enter your personal information here, and after our next system reboot you will begin receiving these notifications.

The district will not be telephoning substitutes if there is a school cancellation. It is your responsibility to monitor one of the above sources to determine if school has been cancelled. Substitutes who were scheduled to work that day will not be paid if school has been cancelled.

NOTE: If your status changes for any reason and you no longer are available to us as a substitute, we request that you please contact Gayle Pepmeier as shown above to let her know. We will then make you inactive in the Aesop system. We appreciate your consideration in this matter.

ALICE:  Central DeWitt CSD has implemented the ALICE protocols throughout our district.  This stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate.  Please go to the Employee Forms/Links page of our website for access to a youtube video to learn more about ALICE.

Building Locations:

Central DeWitt Administrative Center, (563) 659-0700
331 E. 8th St., P.O. Box 110, DeWitt, IA 52742

Central DeWitt High School, Grades 9-12, (563) 659-0715
519 East 11th Street, P.O. Box 110, DeWitt, IA 52742

Central DeWitt Middle School, Grades 7-8, (563) 659-0735
425 E. 11th St., P.O. Box 110, DeWitt, IA 52742

Central DeWitt Intermediate School, Grades 4-6, (563) 659-4780
1010 4th Ave. East, P.O. Box 110, DeWitt, IA 52742

Ekstrand Elementary School, Grades PK-3, (563) 659-0750
1140-15th Street, P.O. Box 110, DeWitt, IA 52742

Department Supervisors:

Keith Walker, Director of Operations, (563) 659-0706

Dede Wagener, Nutrition Services Director, (563) 659-4725