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Applicant Information and Forms

Para Educators 

Orondo School District operates a Title I, Part A schoolwide program. All instructional para-educators must meet the federal NCLB requirements — Before Hire.

All paraeducators must have the first, essential credential —a high school diploma or GED (General Educational Development). Paraeducators can provide a copy of their high school diploma — transcripts are not necessary. With this credential in place, there are three educational pathways and one evaluation option a potential paraeducator can take to meet federal requirements.  

  • Two years of study at an institution of higher education. The institution you choose must meet five criteria of the Higher Education Act, Section 101(a). All classes must be at level 100 or higher.
  • Associate degree or higher. All associate degrees are acceptable.
  • Pass the ETS ParaPro Assessment. The assessment measures skills, and content knowledge related to reading, writing, and math. Visit ETS ParaPro Assessment to see examples of the test.
  • Washington paraeducator portfolio or apprenticeship program — completed previously. Those meeting the apprenticeship requirements must present a journey card or certificate. The portfolio and apprenticeships are no longer offered for enrollment, however, OSPI will continue to honor this pathway

Substitute applicants

 are welcome to apply at any time. Please fill out the basic application and fax or mail it. You will be sent additional information and paperwork, including fingerprint forms (see Fingerprint Requirements).

Certificated Substitute Applicants

1. Complete a certificated application with our district.  (You may include your resume as a part of the application rather than list experience within the application) 2. Write a brief letter stating interests in applying for the position and/or substitute job and explain qualifications. Attach a copy of your Washington State certificate.

Classified Substitutes / Para-educator Substitutes:

Complete a classified application with our district. Write a brief letter stating interests in applying for the position and/or substitute job. Submit a current resume.

Bus driver substitute applicants:

Please read the first page of the classified application for additional information. 

Emergency Teacher Substitute Applicants: 

In order to be considered as an emergency substitute in the Orondo School District, you would begin as a substitute para-professional. This allows both you and the district to get to know each other, our school systems, evaluate your skills for behavior management, ability to follow teacher direction, etc.  After this time our school principal may approve the application to become an emergency substitute on our list. 

Once you have been accepted to fill an emergency substitute teacher role you will need to go online to begin the application process. First, if you have not already done so,  you must create an account in the E-Cert system at  Be sure to include your social security number. Next, the school district(s) wanting to hire you must look up your record, using your social security number, and complete a District Request for Emergency Substitute form.  After the district has done so, you can log back in and at the Welcome screen click on Apply for a Washington Credential Here.   The Emergency Substitute application should be in the list of available applications. Currently, the fee to apply for the Emergency Substitute is $54.

All Substitutes - Other Required Documentation:

Fingerprint Requirements Information 

Sexual Misconduct Release Form– This must be filled out for each district you have worked in           

Orondo School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Orondo School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. 

The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Compliance Coordinator for RCW 28A.640 and 28A.642, Section 504/ADA and Title IX: Orondo School District attn: Superintendent 100 Orondo School Rd Orondo, WA 98843 509-784-2443 

Orondo School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact the Program Director. 509-784-2443.


 You May  contact     

        Fax the completed                           application to                          (509)784-0633                 attn: Human Resources

                          -or-                                Mail it 100 Orondo                 School Rd, Orondo WA                           98843

                      -or-                                     Scan and e-mail to