Substitute Teachers

PSD accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year

Job postings for the substitute - licensed pool or substitute - classified pool are available in the link below:

Job Postings

Sub 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. 


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).

Classified substitutes for Mountain Schools will be compensated for their mileage at .72 per mile. 

  • 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


Additional information:

Contact Information

Substitute Teacher Program Coordinator
Dawn Clifton | 970.490.3078 |