Substitute Teachers

PSD has concluded sub hiring for the 2021-22 school year. The last day of classes is May 25, 2022. We will begin sub hiring again in August with the 2022-23 application available June 27, 2022. PSD hires subs throughout the school year with monthly onboarding sessions from August through April.



To apply to become a substitute in Poudre School District, please click the Job Postings link below. For licensed substitute teachers, please apply to the Substitute - Licensed Pool posting or for classified paraprofessional/office staff substitutes, please apply to the Substitute - Classified Pool posting

Job Postings

Substitute onboarding meetings will begin in August and run through April 2022.


PSD continues to review sub protocols during COVID

As the COVID situation evolves, and the state/county provides new guidelines, PSD continue to review its protocols.  You can find updated guidelines on the PSD Protocols web page. 

Please contact with any questions.  Thank you for your interest in subbing for PSD!


SmartFind Express (system for hired substitutes)


Licensed Substitute replaces a teacher, and must hold a Colorado teaching license, or a Colorado 1-year/3-year/5-year substitute authorization. * 

Classified Substitute replaces a classroom paraprofessional, non‐instructional paraprofessional or clerical position. No teaching license is required for classified substitutes.

*Licensed substitutes are automatically eligible to work as a classified substitute. 

Questions about the Colorado licensure process? 

Substitute licensure is obtained from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). Email the CDE at: or call 303‐866‐ 6628.

Required Background Check: Upon hire, both licensed and classified subs must complete a background check specific to Poudre School District.  For licensed subs, this is in addition to what CDE required for licensure.  The cost for the background check $40.00 for classified subs and $28.00 for licensed subs at the substitutes expense.  More information about background requirements will be discussed at the sub orientation. 


CDE in partnership with the Colorado Center for Rural Education at the University of Northern Colorado, are please to announce the Colorado Substitute Stipend. Eligible individuals with a valid 1-year, 3-year, 5-year or 2020-2021 Substitute Authorization may qualify for a $300 stipend that can be used to reimburse a variety of costs associated with obtaining a substitute authorization. Visit the Become a Substitute/Guest Teacher webpage for eligibility requirements and application details. 



Work as a classified or licensed substitute in Poudre School District for 10 FULL days or more in one pay period and receive an additional payment of $350 on your next paycheck. A pay period is the 16th of each month to the 15th of the following month. 8 hours is considered a full day for licensed subs and 6 hours or more is considered a full day for classified subs. This incentive will continue through the end of the 2021-22 school year. 


2021-2022 Substitute Pay  

Licensed substitutes are expected to work either a full day or a half day:

  • $57.50/Half Day (4 hours or less)
  • $62.50/Half Day (4 hours or less PERA retiree)
  • $115.00/Full Day (8 hours)
  • $125.00/Full Day (8 hours and PERA retiree)
  • $155.00/Full Day Long term rate  

Licensed substitutes for Mountain Schools are paid at a higher rate to compensate for mileage (Full/Half).

  • Livermore: $142.00/Full Day $85.00/Half Day
  • Stove Prairie: $139.00/ Full Day $82.00/Half Day
  • Red Feather: $176.00/Full Day $119.00/Half Day

Classified substitutes are paid hourly:

  • Clerical/Office: $13.01/hour
  • Instructional Paraprofessional: $14.14/hour
  • Health Tech: $15.26/hour
  • Integrated Services Paraprofessional I: $15.40/hour
  • Integrated Services Paraprofessional II/504 Paraprofessional: $16.47/hour
  • Integrated Services Early Childhood Paraprofessional: $16.47/hour

Classified substitutes for Mountain Schools will be compensated for their mileage at .70 per mile. 


Additional information:

Contact Information

Substitute Teacher Program Coordinator
Dawn Clifton |