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For nearly two centuries, students have been educated within the boundaries of the Ball-Chatham School District, first in one-room schoolhouses, to now over 963,000 square feet that comprise our six schools.


We are one of the largest employers in Sangamon County, as well. We provide public education to 4,850 students, with more than 600 teachers and staff at work in our schools.

Quality Staff.      A Reputation for Excellence.     Great Benefits.


We are a community of leaders and learners. The District provides many opportunities for educators to grow and develop professionally. We offer a number of programs designed to help you develop skills and further succeed in your profession. Ball-Chatham CUSD #5 is committed to hiring and maintaining the highest level of instructors for students.


We offer our employees competitive salaries with excellent benefits and incentives - click here for a summary of our benefits!

To learn more about our open positions, click on any of the categories below!
Ready to apply for any type of employment with our District? Please start an application through our online system, Frontline!

Ready to apply for any type of employment with our District? Please start an application through our online system, Frontline!

Certified Positions

Certified positions are teaching positions, or other positions that require a valid Illinois Professional Educator License.

If you do not hold a PEL, you would not be eligible for hire in these roles until that is obtained.


Athletics / Coaching Positions

Athletics/coaching positions are open to any individual with comparable experience!

Support Staff Positions

Non-certified support staff positions do not require specific licenses, with the exception of paraprofessionals. These are, typically, hourly roles, and include both full and part-time positions.

Substitute Positions

Substitute positions include roles filling in for regular employees due to absences, leaves, pre-scheduled time off, etc. These positions are not eligible for benefits or time off.

Administrative Positions

Administrative positions may or may not require a valid Illinois Professional Educator License.

These are certified and non-certified roles.

Online Employment Application

Not sure about applying but still want to know more? Having trouble with the online application? Simply complete the Employment Interest Form to connect to Human Resources and receive information related to positions that match your qualifications, or assistance with completing your application!

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We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Ball-Chatham School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.