Employment Opportunities

Elementary Teacher - 2023-24 school year


  • Candidates can expect to instruct English-Language Arts and associated subjects with their day split between 2nd and 3rd grade classes in a departmentalized team format, as well as other elementary teacher responsibilities.


  • Candidate must possess or be working towards an Illinois Professional License as required by ISBE for assigned grade level.


  • Salary based on level of education and years of experience according to agreement between the Rutland Education Association and the School Board of Rutland CCSD 230.

  • Initial placement on salary schedule is negotiable for experienced teachers.

  • Annual classroom budget of $300 plus an additional $100 specifically for reading improvement expenses.

Additional Notes

  • Rutland CCSD 230 is a rural K-8 elementary school district with a steady enrollment of 65-75 students K through 8 (average class size of 8 students) just outside of the city limits of Ottawa, IL within the boundaries of Ottawa Twp. High School District 140.

  • Rutland Grade School is located in beautiful Starved Rock Country, less than 20 miles from LaSalle-Peru, only 28 miles from Oswego, less than 30 miles from Minooka, 40 miles from Joliet, and 40 miles from DeKalb.

  • District Information and Reports: https://www.rutlandgs.org/school-board/mandated-reports

How to Apply

  • Send via email the following documents to Mr. Tom Jeppson, Principal - tjeppson@rutlandgs.org

    • Resume;

    • 3 References & contact information (or letter(s) of recommendation);

    • Transcripts (unofficial copies/scans/attached files of transcripts)

School Bus Driver

  • Bus driver for the 2023-24 school year *(part-time substitute driver for 2022-23 school year currently available)

      • morning routes 7:30 - 8:45

      • afternoon routes 3:00 - 4:00 (most days)

        • every Tuesday 2:15 - 3:15

        • approximately once a month 11:30 - 12:30

  • No experience required. CDL training provided to obtain all required licensing, and all required training provided at no cost to you.


  • 21 years of age (or older) with a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must possess a valid license for at least 3 consecutive years with an exceptional driving record.

  • Must provide a copy of your Illinois certified driving record upon request.

  • Ability to pass pre-employment physical, drug and alcohol screening, background check, and TB testing.

  • Skills necessary to operate a school bus safely, communicate effectively, follow determined schedule in a timely manner, handle emergency situations, evacuations, and administer first aid if necessary.

Salary / Compensation

  • regionally competitive

Please contact the school office for more information - 1-815-433-2949

Substitute Teaching

We are always looking for substitute teachers to add to our list. Thank you for considering to substitute for us. Please contact the school office to be added to our list.


  • To function as a substitute teacher, a person must possess a valid substitute, early childhood, elementary, secondary, or special certificate.

  • Anyone substitute teaching after must have a Substitute Teacher Authorization issued by the Regional Office of Education (ROE 35 - - 119 W Madison Street, Suite 102 , Ottawa, IL - - Phone: 815-434-0780).

Salary / Compensation

  • Full Day - $100

    • M, W, Th, F - 8:40-3:15 - - Full Day TUESDAY - 8:40-2:30

  • 1/2 Day - $50

    • 8:40-12:00 - or - 12:00-3:15