Career Opportunities

Applying with the Bartow County School System


The Bartow County School System uses a paperless,

online application process for prospective employees.  

This system allows you to complete both classified and certified

applications for multiple job categories in one process. 

Click here.

Interested in applying to be a Certified or Classified Substitute?
Custodian or School Nutrition Substitute? Paraprofessional ?
See information below.

Certified & Classified Substitutes 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a classroom substitute for the Bartow County School System.  Listed below are the steps required to register as a substitute teacher in our system: 

  1.  You must be 21 years old. 
  1. You must complete the online training course – 
  1. We accept applications every Tuesday morning at 8:30. Please come to the Central Office (65 Gilreath Road – Cartersville 30121).  You must have the following documentation with you when you arrive: 
  • Drivers’ License
  • Social Security Card, Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Substitute Teacher Training Certificate
  • Copy of Teaching Certificate (if you are a certified teacher)
  • Copy of highest diploma (High School or College)
  • $45 money order (no cash or personal checks) made payable to the BCBOE to cover the cost of processing your fingerprints
  • Voided Check for direct deposit 

Paperwork will not be accepted without the above documentation.  

***Please be aware that substitutes are only allowed to work 4 days per week*** 

If you have any questions, please email Angela Farmer at

Custodian & School Food Service

Custodian & School Nutrition Substitutes Needed   

A great way to put your best foot forward!  Work as a substitute in our custodian and/or school food service divisions! Many of our full-time employees in these divisions began as substitutes.   Sign up today! 

How to apply for Substitute Custodian: 

You must complete an application with our staffing partner, Ashton Staffing.  You may contact them at 770-383-9908 for an appointment and information.  Once your application is complete, you will be referred to the Bartow County School System offices at 65 Gilreath Road, Cartersville, GA 30121 to complete a background/fingerprint check.  

You will need to bring the following documents with you: 

  • Two forms of ID (Drivers License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate or Passport);
  • Names and numbers of at least two work references; and a
  • $45 money order made payable to BCBOE. This is to have your fingerprints processed.

 How to apply for Substitute School Nutrition: 

Background checks for substitute school nutrition are conducted on  Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. at the Board of Education office located at 65 Gilreath Road, Cartersville.  Applications for school nutrition substitutes are accepted each Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.  All substitute employees are required to undergo a criminal background check and satisfactorily pass this check prior to being placed in a position.  

You will need to bring the following documents with you: 

  • Two forms of ID (Drivers License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate or Passport);
  • $45 money order made payable to BCBOE. This is to process your background check.
  • Voided check if you are interested in direct deposit. 

Job Descriptions: 

Custodian:  Keep school in clean and orderly condition. Mop, buff and wax school floors. Empty trash in offices and classrooms, vacuum, and clean and sanitize restrooms on a daily basis. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor and/or principal. 

School Food Service: Cleans utensils, equipment, storage and food preparation areas to maintain sanitary conditions.  Support the preparation, cooking and serving of food to provide students and staff with quality food.  Other duties as assigned by the supervisor and/or principal.  

Skills: Ability to work independently without supervision and follow safety guidelines related to the job. Must be able to walk, bend, stoop, kneel and stand on a regular basis. Must be able to lift/carry fifty (50) pounds. 

Other Requirements: Must have reliable transportation.  Must have prompt and regular attendance.


If you are interested in working as a classroom paraprofessional with the Bartow County School System, you must apply through our staffing partner, Ashton Staffing.  Ashton is Located at 1009 N. Tennessee Street in Cartersville,   770-383-9908.  

To be considered for a paraprofessional position, you must be eligible for certification through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.  Visit for information about this process.