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Substitute Information

How to Apply
*The Substitute Pool for the 2021-22 school year is open.
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
    •  ***Effective 9/15/21 and for the remainder of the school year, district administration has waived the requirement of a Bachelor's degree to substitute in certified positions. Please see this Memo for more information.
    • Must complete the online Certified Substitute Training to be eligible to substitute in certified positions.
  • 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
  • Please submit copies of your transcripts that show proof of degree or a copy of your diploma.

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. A fingerprint fee of $28.25 will be collected during the appointment. We accept cash, check, and most major credit cards.
    •  If you do not bring one of these forms of payment to your fingerprinting and onboarding appointment, we will need to reschedule the appointment for a future date.
  3. Teacher Training Class - selected certified substitute applicants will be required to complete our Certified Substitute Training course. Information about this training will be given during your onboarding appointment. 

Pay Information

  • Certified
    • $95 per full day (assignments over 4 hours in duration)
    • $47.50 per half day (assignments up to 4 hours in duration)
  • Classified
    • $85 per full day (assignments over 4 hours in duration)
    • $42.50 per half day (assignments up to 4 hours in duration)
  • Long-Term Pay - 10 consecutive days for the same employee
    • Certified $125 full day or $62.50 half day
    • Classified $105 full day or $52.50 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
    • Access the Absence Management system to view substitute job opportunities.
    • The Absence Management Mobile App is now available to Substitutes for free via your phone’s app store! Here are some important items to keep in mind when using the app:
      • You will not have the ability to cancel a job from the app. You will need to continue using the web browser or phone calling system to cancel a job.
      • You cannot create a non-work day through the app, this will have to be done through the Absence Management website.
      • Only one type of sound setting is available for notifications.
      • You can continue to also use MyApps, Jobulator, or your phone/computer's online web browser to fully access all Absence Management features.
  • 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.
Online / Virtual Substitute Resources For any other questions, please email [email protected].