The Independence School District hires substitute teachers, substitute nurses, substitute secretaries, and substitutes for Early Childhood Education throughout the school year.
Substitute Teachers must have the DESE required amount of college hours from an accredited college or university.
Substitute nurses must be currently licensed to practice as a BSN, RN or LPN/LVN in Missouri and have current CPR certification.
Substitute Secretaries must have a high school diploma or its equivalency, and secretarial/clerical training and/or experience is preferred.
Substitute Early Childhood workers must have a high school diploma or its equivalency, with training and/or experience in working with young children preferred.
Start Here to Apply:
Step 1- Complete the online application.
Step 2 - If you do not have a sub certificate, now is the time to apply. Please follow the DESE link above to apply for your Missouri Substitute Certificate.
Step 3 - Upon successful review of your application, the Substitute Services Office will contact you with additional information and a date/time for your interview and orientation. Interviews are held at the beginning of the following months:
September, October, November, February, March, and April. (If you apply in May, June or July those interviews will be held in August)
Step 4 - Fingerprinting, can be done prior to this step however you must use the ISD code in order for your fingerprints to be applied to our district. (click the word fingerprinting for the code list) If you are applying for a Priority Sub position after an interview you will have 72hours to get your fingerprints completed.
Step 5 - Once cleared background checks (FBI fingerprints, criminal record, child abuse, and neglect) are received from the state, you will be contacted for a mini orientation and an email will be sent to you from our subtitute online service, Aesop/Frontline, to get started.
Pay Rates and Pay Dates
Teachers who substitute or substitute teachers who sub intermittently on a day-to-day basis shall be paid at the rate of $115.00 per day, or $57.50 per half day. A half day is defined as teaching three and one-half hours.
Paraeducator Substitute Assignment shall be paid at the rate of $100.00 per day.
Long Term Substitute Assignments which are 20 or more days, shall be paid at the rate of:
- With a Missouri Teacher's Certificate $150.00 per day
- With a Missouri Substitute Teacher's Certficate $125.00 per day
The workday is the same as that of the classroom teacher. Planning periods that occur at the beginning or end of the day do not permit the substitute's late arrival or early departure. (If you choose to leave early when the planning period is at the end of the day, you will not be paid for those hours.)
Pay days are semi-monthly on the 5th and 20th of each month or the closest banking day. Each pay period is two or three work weeks based on the Pay Period Chart. All employees are required to use direct deposit for their pay distribution. No pay stubs are printed. Employees will receive email notification of their net pay and can check their pay information including sub pay history on My Benefits anytime. It is your responsibility to update your contact information on the My Benefits website including email address, phone numbers, emergency contacts, and mailing address. Please click the icon below to take you to the Benefits page.
For help with locating information on the My Benefits website, or questions regarding your paycheck in please call the ISD Payroll Office at 521-5308
The district utilizes an automated calling system called Aesop. Each day new assignments are entered into Aesop. The substitute can log into Aesop to check for assignments.
All district handbooks can now be found at https://www.isdschools.org/hr/employee_handbook/
A lending library is provided for substitutes of the Independence School District. Each school is sourced with staff recources but there are also books available for check out at Central Office in the Human Resources Department. It is located at 201 N. Forest Ave and is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Substitutes of the Independence School district are welcome to check out resource materials for two weeks.
We also have a technology training video that will help you navagate through using a chromebook and getting connected with a projector.
Have a question? Contact Substitute Services:
Phone: (816) 521-5599 ext. 10030
Email the sub secretary: Angela Gulotta at: firstname.lastname@example.org
**If you have questions about your sub cert., fingerprinting, or where you are in our onboarding process please contact our onboarding secretary: Andi Cornine at Andi_Cornine@isdschools.org **
Our office is located at 201 N. Forest Avenue, Independence, MO 64050 in the Human Resources Department