Substitute Information

How to Apply
*The Substitute Pool  for the 2020-21 school year is now 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
    • For the 2020-21 school year only, the district has waived the requirement of a bachelor's degree to substitute in certified positions.  Although the bachelor's degree requirement will be waived, substitutes will still be required to 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 and pay the associated $28.25 fingerprinting fee
  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 and Special Education Positions
    • $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.
Online / Virtual Substitute Resources For any other questions, please email