Substitute Information

How to Apply
*The Substitute Pool is now closed for the 2019-20 school year and will re-open mid July for the 2020-21 school year.
Complete and submit an online Substitute application - be sure to add the substitute job to your application.  For directions on submitting the Substitute application, please follow the steps outlined in the Substitute Application Instructions document.

Types of Substitutes 
  • Certified Substitute – substitute for classroom teachers - please note you do not have to be a subject area expert to substitute for a classroom teacher
    • Must hold at least a Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Classified Substitute – substitute for support positions (i.e. tutors, special education assistants, school support assistants, etc.)
    • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Nurse Substitute - Must have a valid RN License
  • Health Tech Substitute - Must have a valid CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Library Substitute - Must have a high school diploma or GED and complete the Library Substitute training process.

Application Review

  • After your application has been submitted, the Substitute Office will review your application and qualifications.
  • Applying as a substitute does not guarantee employment as a substitute
  • Be sure to include any volunteer experience in the application (ex: coaching, community service, etc.) and/or on a resume

Selected Applicants

  1. If selected to become a substitute, you will be notified via email with additional instructions. 
  2. The selected applicant will be required to complete an FBI Criminal Background Check and pay the associated $27.00 fingerprinting fee
  3. Teacher Training Class - selected certified substitute applicants will be required to attend our Teacher Training Class; session dates and times will be emailed to you. 

Pay Information

  • Certified
    • $85 per full day (assignments over 4 hours in duration)
    • $42.50 per half day (assignments up to 4 hours in duration)
  • Classified
    • $75 per full day (assignments over 4 hours in duration)
    • $37.50 per half day (assignments up to 4 hours in duration)
  • Long-Term Pay - 10 consecutive days for the same employee
    • Certified $115 full day or $57.50 half day
    • Classified $95 full day or $47.50 half day

Substitutes are paid on the 15th of each month for all assignments worked the previous month.

Substitute Resources

  • Job Descriptions
    • Please visit the Job Descriptions web page for details about what a substitute job assignment for a specific Certified/Classified Staff position might entail.
  • Substitute Resignation Form
    • If you can no longer sub for the Boise School District, please fill out the Substitute Resignation Form to be removed from our active substitute list.
  • Absence Management
  • Substitute Handbook
    • Guide outlining policies and procedures for District Substitutes.
  • Employee Online
    • Access Employee Online (available on the Boise District Intranet) to view your pay stubs, update your mailing address, get employee forms and W2's.
For any other questions, please email