Substitute Teachers

Leavenworth USD #453 is currently recruiting Substitute Teachers, and will be recruiting throughout the school year as we believe they are a vital part of our education team. When hired, Substitute Teachers become employees of our school district. Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, the District no longer uses an outsourcing group to fill the positions. To apply, click here and fill out our online application.

Substitute Teacher Work Day
Schools have various starting times and substitutes are required to be in the building at least 25 minutes prior to the start of school and remain approximately 25 minutes after school is dismissed. In general, a full day is defined as working from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the elementary level, and 7:25 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. at the secondary level, including a duty free 30-minute lunch. Arriving approximately 25 minutes before students at the beginning of the instructional day will allow substitute teachers to familiarize themselves with lesson plans and other duties, assignments, and events for the day.

How often you work depends on your willingness to work in a variety of classroom settings and school buildings. If you are 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.

Substitute Teaching Assignments
Leavenworth USD #453 utilizes Absence Management (formerly AESOP) for teacher coverage and Substitute Teacher placement. You can access this via phone or online: If you have any questions or need additional information, contact our HR Department at 913.684.1400.

Pay Rates
The daily rate for a substitute teacher is $120.00 per day. A substitute teacher that does a long-term position (more than 10 days in the same position) moves to $145.00 per day.

Pay Schedule and Submission
Substitute teachers are paid on a biweekly schedule and according to the classified pay schedule. Paychecks are direct deposited unless the sub has arranged to receive their check via mail. Substitute Teachers should, on a weekly basis, review and ensure all time and absence records are accurate. Any corrections or omissions will require the Supervisor’s approval. Any 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.

The position of Substitute Teacher requires possession of a valid Kansas Teaching License, Kansas Standard Substitute License, or Kansas Emergency Substitute License issued by the Kansas State Department of Education Licensure Department. It is your responsibility to ensure that a current valid license is on file in our Human Resources Department.


2020-21 Substitute Teacher Handbook