Substitute Teachers

PSD has concluded sub hiring for the 2022-23 school year. Sub hiring for the 2023-24 will begin over the summer. The applications (licensed and classified) will be posted early in June 2023. 

Job Postings


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 requires for licensure.  The cost for the background check $40.00 for classified subs and $28.00 for licensed subs at the substitute's expense.  More information about background requirements will be discussed at the sub orientation. 


2022-23 Sub Incentive

A $250 bonus will be awarded to substitutes who work 80 hours or more in a pay period. A pay period is the 16th of each month to the 15th of the following month. 


2022-2023 Substitute Pay  

Licensed substitutes are expected to work a full day or a half day and are compensated accordingly:

A half day is considered four hours or less. A full day is 8 hours (subs that work more than 4 hours will be compensated for a full day). 

  • Full Day: $135.00 (PERA retiree $145.00) 
  • Half Day: $67.50 (PERA retiree $72.50) 
  • Long Term: $175.00/day (15 or more days, same teacher)

Classified substitutes are compensated hourly:

  • Clerical/Office/Non-Instructional Paraprofessional: $15.00/hour
  • Instructional Paraprofessional: $16.50/hour
  • Health Tech (approval required): $16.50/hour
  • Integrated Services Paraprofessional I: $17.25/hour
  • Integrated Services Paraprofessional II: $18.00/hour
  • 504 Paraprofessional: $18.00/hour
  • Integrated Services Early Childhood Paraprofessional: $18.00/hour

*Substitutes that work in the Mountain Schools (Stove Prairie, Livermore and Red Feather) will be compensated for mileage. Maximum mileage allowance applies. 

Daily maximum mileage:

  • Stove Prairie: 35.2 miles
  • Livermore: 37.8 miles
  • Red Feather: 86.8 miles 


Additional information:

Contact Information

Substitute Teacher Program Coordinator
Dawn Clifton |