Substitute Staff

In the absence of a classroom teacher, our Substitute Teachers serve as an important resource to ensure that we are living our mission to prepare every student for success in every classroom, every day.  Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, management of the substitute staffing process has transitioned from a third-party staffing agency to an in-house team led by the Coordinator of Human Resources (eventually, link this to the HR team portion with a profile). This transition is very exciting, as it means that Substitute Teachers are now employees of the district and we are all working together in alignment as members of the same team.


Work Day Information

Substitutes are required to report for duty at the same time as all other teachers, giving ample time for substitutes to familiarize themselves with the lesson plans as well as be informed of other duties, assignments and events of the day.  This means substitutes will arrive for an assignment at least 25 minutes prior to the start of school for students, have a 30-minute duty free lunch during the day, and remain approximately 25 minutes after school is dismissed for students. Generally, teacher work times are 7:55 a.m. to 3:55 p.m. at the elementary level, and 7:25 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. at the secondary level, though schedules may vary throughout the year. 


Job Availability

How often you work depends on your willingness to work in a variety of classroom settings and school buildings. If you are open to remaining flexible with the types of assignments and number of schools you are willing to go to, you could work most days that the schools are in session. 

All available substitute teaching  jobs are posted in Absence Management (formerly Aesop) and can be viewed and accepted online at any time.


Pay Rates

The daily rate for substitute teachers is $120.00 per day. A substitute teacher that serves in a long-term assignment (more than 10 days in the same position) will be paid $145 per day. 

Payroll Processing

Substitute Teachers are paid on a bi-weekly schedule according to the classified pay schedule for the year. Paychecks are direct deposited, unless special arrangements are made to receive a check via postal mail. 

Substitute Teachers will clock in for their work days using Time & Attendance, the district’s employee timekeeping system. On a weekly basis, substitutes should review and ensure that their timekeeping records are accurate. Any corrections or omissions will require the approval of the Coordinator of HR. 

Questions regarding the accuracy of compensation should be directed to the Business Office. The substitute work hours must be submitted, electronically, to the Payroll Office no later than 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday following the end of the pay period.


Substitute Teacher Licensure

Individuals serving as a Substitute Teacher in the state of Kansas are required to hold and maintain a valid Kansas Teaching License, Standard Substitute License or Emergency Substitute License. To assist you, the HR team has put together a Substitute Licensure PDF document that outlines the 5 basic steps to successfully complete your licensure application.

The Kansas State Department of Education’s Teacher Licensure Website has the most up-to-date information to guide you in starting the licensure application process as well as a Frequently Asked Questions page to support you as you complete the requirements to submit your application.