Substitute Teaching

  • Substitute teachers are a vital part of the Smithville School District and we value the contributions you make. It is your involvement and availability that enables our programs to continue. Smithville School District employs substitute teachers to assist in the absence of regular classroom teachers, school nurses, and instructional assistants. 
    Pay Schedule:  The substitute pay rate is $100.00 per day when subbing for either certified teachers or non-certified personnel. A long-term substitute teacher for a certified teacher will receive an increase in pay to $200.00 on the 11th day after substituting ten consecutive days for the same teacher. The increase does not apply when substituting for non-certified personnel. An incentive bonus of $50.00 will be applied to any regular or permanent substitute teacher (long-term substitutes are excluded) that substitutes more than 5 times during a two-week pay period. The incentive program will begin the November 16-30, 2021 pay period and continue through the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. 
    Requirements: To be a substitute, you must have at least 60 college credit hours, have a substitute certificate from DESE, and attend substitute teaching orientation. For more information, click here.
    Applying: An online application must be completed. If the district is seeking substitutes, a posting can be found on Current Openings
    Orientation: All applicants must attend a substitute teaching orientation. 
    View the Smithville School District Substitute Handbook for more information regarding substitute teaching:  
    All substitute positions will be limited to 130 full days.
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