• School Closings/Delays:

    Due to COVID-19, Oldham County Schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16. We hope to reopen on Monday, April 20, 2020. Child enrichment centers will also be closed during this time. NTI instruction will continue during this time, with the exception of Spring Break, which is March 30 - April 3.

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Employment Opportunities

Important Information for Applicants

Thank you for your interest in Oldham County Schools. The following information is about our employment application process.  After you have read Important Notices section and other pertinent information below, visit our jobs website to view current employment opportunities and apply online.

IMPORTANT NOTICES - please read before applying 

  • KRS160.380 requires ALL school applicants to have a letter from the Cabinet for Health & Family Services (CANS Check/DPP-156) indicating no child abuse or neglect.  Applicants must submit the CANS check letter at the time of application. 


DPP-156 - Central Registry Check

  • CBD products are not regulated by the FDA and as a result may contain THC even if this is not listed on the label. Testing positive for THC will disqualify you from employment with the Oldham County Schools.  If you are using a CBD product, please discontinue use prior to applying.
  • Applications for Substitute Teachers are now OPEN.  Please see Substitute Teacher Applicants below for more information.
  • Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) retirees that are employed after September 1, 2008 with the Oldham County Schools must waive health insurance coverage through KRS and enroll in health insurance coverage through the school district.  
  • Effective September 1, 2010, all substitute teachers will pay for pre-employment physicals and fingerprinting.  Student teachers will pay for fingerprinting.
  • If you do not have access to a computer, please stop by the Oldham County Schools Central Office located at 6165 W. Highway 146 in Crestwood, Kentucky any time during regular office hours, 8:00-4:30. We have a computer available for your use.
  • The Oldham County Board of Education does not discriminate in the provision of services or employment on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, race, national origin, religion, sex or veteran status.


Certified applicants must submit the following electronically via Oldham County Schools Frontline website:

  1. Online Application
  2. Copy of college transcripts
  3. Valid Kentucky Teaching Certificate (or indicate status toward obtaining the Kentucky Certificate) prior to being considered as an applicant for a teaching position.

Reference forms are automatically sent to your references' email addresses when you apply online.  You are required to print and mail the certified reference form to your reference ONLY if you do not have a valid email address for that reference.

For questions about CERTIFIED positions and medical/ maternity leave, please contact:
Becky Gardner, Administrative Secretary


Classified applicants must submit electronically via Oldham County Schools Frontline website:

  1. Online Application
  2. High School Diploma, GED, or information stating that you are currently working on GED.

Reference forms are automatically sent to your references' email addresses when you apply online.  You are required to print and mail the classified reference form to your reference ONLY if you do not have a valid email address for that reference. 

For questions about CLASSIFIED positions and medical/maternity leave, please contact:
Valerie Goodwin, Administrative Secretary


If you are a current Oldham County employee and wish to submit a transfer request for a posted position on the Oldham County Schools Frontline website, you must first create an online account.

  • Go to OCS Employment Opportunities website and create a new account.
  • Once you have established a new account, you may login to submit your application.

For questions about CERTIFIED transfer requests, please contact Becky Gardner, Administrative Secretary.

For questions about CLASSIFIED transfer requests, please contact Valerie Goodwin, Administrative Secretary.  


Instructional Aide Applicants must have 48 college hours or pass the Kentucky Paraeducator Assessment in order to be hired for an Aide position. 


Substitute Teacher Applications are now OPEN.

TO:  Substitute Teacher Applicants 

FROM:  Michael Howard, Substitute Teacher Coordinator
              Richard Graviss, Director of Personnel

SUBJECT:  Application Procedures for Substitute Teaching
REQUIRMENTS:  64 college hours with a 2.45 minimum GPA -OR- Bachelor's degree with no minimum GPA requirement

We look forward to receiving your application to substitute teach in the Oldham County Schools! There are several requirements that must be completed before you are eligible to substitute in our district. Please complete each of the steps below:

  1.  Professional Certified Staff Application - including 2 References (online).
  2.  If you hold a valid Kentucky Teaching Certificate - Upload with your application or bring a copy to orientation (if applicable).
  3.  Official College Transcript(s) – Upload with your application or bring to orientation.
  4.  Medical Examination and TB Risk Factor Assessment – This is your financial responsibility.  You may see any doctor of your choosing.  Print form, visit your doctor and bring to orientation. 
  5.  Authorization to Release Information – Print and complete form.  Bring to orientation. 
  6.  Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) – Print form and complete Section 1 only of this form; attach a copy of your driver’s license and social security card for identification purposes and bring to orientation. 
  7.  Child Abuse or Neglect Check - Follow the instructions to complete the Central Registry Check (Form DPP-156) online.  A $10 payment is required and you will have to upload a copy of one of the following: driver’s license, birth certificate or social security card.  If you have any questions about completing the form, please call the Help Desk in Frankfort at 502-564-0104 ext. 2.
  8.  Form W-4 and K-4 - Print and complete forms.  Bring with you to orientation.
  9.  FBI Fingerprint Check – This is your financial responsibility.  The cost is $33.00 payable by cash or check.  Call Michael Howard at the number below to make an appointment ASAP AFTER you have applied online.  Results can take a few weeks.


Attendance at one of the monthly sessions is required.  Orientations for new Oldham County substitute teachers will be held from 9:00-11:30 at the Oldham County Schools Central Office, 6165 W. Hwy 146, Crestwood, KY 40014.  Directions to the OCS Central Office.  GPS systems do not recognize this address.   


March 17, 2020 - CANCELED due to COVID-19
More dates to be determined

Please call 241-3514 x111 and leave a message for Michael Howard to reserve a seat in one of the above sessions AFTER you have applied online. Space is limited.  If Oldham County Schools are closed for any reason (i.e. weather), the orientation is canceled as well.

Please note:  House Bill 637 from the Kentucky Legislature mandates that all substitute teachers must now participate in the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS).  Social Security (FICA) will not be deducted.

For questions about SUBSTITUTE TEACHING, please contact:
Michael Howard, Sub Coordinator


Oldham County Schools welcomes future educators to student teach in our district. Student teaching in Oldham County provides a wonderful experience teaching in innovative schools.

Student Teacher Application Information

Step 1:  Submit the student teaching information to your college or university, completing all requirements necessary.

Step 2:  After approval from your college or university to student teach, the University/College Education Department will notify the Oldham County Schools Personnel Department.

Step 3:  The Personnel Department will contact schools and inform them that a student teacher is available.

Step 4:  The school will notify the Personnel Department if a placement is available and will contact the college or university placement office of the decision.

Step 5:  A fingerprint background check needs to be completed before beginning student teaching. Please call the Personnel Department (502-241-3500) at least 15 days before the start date to set up an appointment to be fingerprinted. If you have the results of a fingerprint check that is one year or less, please provide this to the Personnel Department.

Step 6:  Begin student teaching!  

Step 7:  You may apply to teach in Oldham County when you finish your certification and receive a statement of eligibility from the Educational Professional Standards Board.

For more information, contact Becky Gardner or Richard Graviss at 502-241-3500.