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St. Francis Area Schools is looking for team members. If you believe the core values above and want to help advance the mission, please complete an online application. St. Francis Area Schools, a K-12 public school district, is a great employer.

Once you submit your online application, it will be available for review by school district principals and other administrative staff.

If you are a current St. Francis Area Schools employee, use this link for Internal Applications

Transcripts, resumes, letters of recommendation or additional documentation should not be mailed. You will have the opportunity to upload these materials as you apply.

If interested in becoming a substitute, please watch for substitute job postings and apply accordingly.

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Current Employees

St. Francis Area Schools uses a web-based Application Tracking System. If current employees are interested in applying for a posted position, an internal application must be completed. All fields marked with the blue triangle () are required. Once an online application has been submitted, it will be available for review by school district principals and other administrative staff. An applicant may return to their online application at any time, during a one-year period, to make changes or indicate job preferences.

Internal applicants only.

Current Substitutes

Substitutes will no longer receive an annual update form. If a substitute wishes to be removed from the substitute list, it is the responsibility of the substitute to inform St. Francis Area Schools Human Resources. In order to remain on the substitute list, substitutes must complete the annually required online training through the school district’s SafeSchools system. Teacher substitutes must also have a valid Minnesota teaching license or short-call substitute teaching license in order to stay on the list.

Click here to complete the SafeSchools modules for the 2019-20 school year. 

Special Note: Please review your personal Information on your Frontline Absence Management (formerly Aesop) website under “Preferences: Personal Info.” Make sure your phone number is accurate and that you have an active email address listed. Email is the communication method used and St. Francis Area Schools wants to ensure that substitutes receive all pertinent information. If you do not have an email account already, there are many free options such as Gmail.

Use of Frontline Absence Management (formerly Aesop): St. Francis Area Schools uses the Frontline Absence Management (formerly Aesop) system to obtain most of our substitutes. Substitutes are called by phone for opportunities in the areas of Transportation, Custodial, Kids Connection, Early Childhood and some Office Professionals.

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to create “Non-Work Days” in Frontline for any days that you are unavailable to substitute. It is imperative that Frontline has accurate information regarding your availability so as to fill substitute opportunities as efficiently as possible.

Substitute Rates 2019-20
  • Bus Driver, Equivalent to lowest, non-training step of the Bus Driver work agreement. St. Francis Area Schools retired drivers may return at their pre-retirement rate of pay at the discretion of the Transportation Department supervisor.
  • Office Professional, $11.25
  • Custodian, $13.00
  • Maintenance, $13.00
  • Nutrition Services, $11.00
  • Educational Assistant A12, $11.00
  • Educational Assistant, $12.00
  • Health Education Assistant, $11.75
  • Delivery Specialist, $13.00
  • Teacher - Substitute, $135 per day
  • Teacher - District Retiree, $145 per day
  • Teacher - Long Term Substitute, 30 consecutive days in the same assignment paid per teacher schedule
Miscellaneous Rates 2019-20
  • Kids Connection - Special Needs, $11.50-$14.50 per hour, up to $20 per hour on PLC days
  • Kids Connection - Instructor Assistant, $10.00 per hour
  • Building Monitor, $10.00-$15.00 per hour
  • Sound & Lights - Facilities, $25.00 per hour
  • Snow Plower, $25.00-$26.00 per hour
  • Summer Grounds, $14.00 per hour
  • Registered Nurse - Summer, $38.66 per hour, $10.61 per hour on call
  • Summer Technology Helper, $14.00 per hour
  • Crossing Guard, $14.00 per hour

Helpful Links

For substitute opportunities: Frontline Absence Management (formerly Aesop)

Interested in Subbing?

If interested in becoming a substitute, please watch for substitute job postings under our open positions link and apply accordingly.


Substitute Teacher Training offers training for those interested in subbing. 

ParaPro Assessment Testing Sites

Resource Training & Solutions (located in Sartell, MN)

Metro ECSU serves as an exam center for the Praxis ParaPro Assessment Exam. This value-added service offers schools and districts a resourceful and efficient way to comply with the employment guidelines for classroom paraprofessionals established under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002.Over the past year, Metro ECSU has administered over 130 exams to practicing and prospective paras. Exam appointments are arranged on an individual basis, Monday through Friday during normal business hours, to offer scheduling flexibility to those needing to take the exam. The exam fee is $85. To learn more or set up an appointment to take the ParaPro Assessment Exam, contact Sandy Giancola at 612-638-1502 or email

ParaPro Assessment General Information

ETS website (for information and study guide)

St. Francis Area Schools has an immediate need for bus drivers. To view and apply for all open positions, click on the apply button.

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