Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to work every day?

Substitute work offers the flexibility to manage your own schedule! We encourage substitutes to work as often as jobs are available. However, we understand the need to build in non-work days.

Do I have flexibility in my substitute assignments?

Spokane Public Schools has 35 elementary schools, six middle schools, six high schools and a growing number of options programs. This provides diversity and flexibility in your sub assignments. The placement systems allows substitutes to manage their preferred schools or work sites.

What is the rate of pay for certificated substitutes?

Regular Education:

  • Half day (3.25 hours) - $66
  • Full day (6.5 hours) - $132

Special Education:

  • Half day (3.25 hours) - $71
  • Full day (6.5 hours) - $142

What is the rate of pay for Educational Support (classified) substitutes?

Paraeducators begin at $13.50. . 
Secretarial/Clerical begins at $15.06.

When are substitutes paid?

Substitutes are paid on the last school day of each month for any work they completed between the 11th of the previous month and the 10th of the current month.  For example, April’s paycheck will reflect work done March 11 through April 10.

Are benefits available for substitutes?

Benefits are made available to substitutes as they become eligible.

What is required to become a substitute?

We have many substitute roles. Please view individual postings to see the requirements of the job and qualifications needed to be considered.

I am a retired certificated teacher. How do I apply to become a substitute?

You will need to complete our online application for the substitute position you are interested in being considered for. Please indicate that you were a former SPS employee in the questions section of the application.