Substitute Resources

  • Welcome New and Current Substitutes

    How To Become a Substitute:

    To become a substitute, you will need to complete the online application. Certified substitutes are for substitute teaching and classified substitutes would be for all other substitute positions. Please click here and type "substitute" in the search bar to view all substitute openings and to begin the application process. 

    Fingerprints must be cleared before you are considered for a substitute position. The processing fee for fingerprints is $41.75.  If you have had your fingerprints taken for another District or DESE(Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) within the last year, you will be reimbursed the cost after you have worked 5 days within the first month of employment.  Submit your receipt to

    You must pre-register online for fingerprinting through the State Highway Patrol’s Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS).  The registration site is located at  You will be asked for a four-digit registration code in order to complete the online registration (see below). NOTE: the code below is district specific.  Fingerprinting locations are listed on the MACHS website. Just click on the Search icon: Fingerprint Portal-Registration.

    • Substitute Teacher code > 0941
    • Classified Substitutes code > 0942

    What Are The Requirements To Be A Substitute Teacher:

    You must have either a current Missouri teaching certificate, OR  have a current substitute certificate, OR complete DESE's 20 hour substitute teacher training.  To apply for your substitute certificate, please go to Please provide a copy of your certificate to

    What Are The Next Steps To Being Fully Hired As A Substitute (once your fingerprints have cleared):

    All communication will be via email. If you do not have an email that you check daily, please contact Millie Purtle @816-268-7067 for alternative forms of communication.   

    • A set of tasks (board policies, videos and other training) will be emailed to you.  Please click on the link sent and complete the tasks.
    • You will be required to register with the DHSS-Department of Health & Senior Services. There is a fee. See below: 

      Online Registration with the FCSR is quick and easy. All an individual needs is Internet access, their Social Security number and email address, and a valid credit or debit card for payment of the fee. The fee to register online is $14.00 plus a $1.25 processing fee.  Here are instructions on how to complete the registration

      Here is the link to the FCSR online registration:  
    • Once all of the tasks have been completed, you will be emailed an invitation to come into our office to meet with Millie Purtle, HR Coordinator.  This meeting will be about 15 to 20 minutes.

    How much is a Substitute Paid:

    • Substitute teachers are paid an hourly rate of $17.34 an hour and work 7.5 hours per day ($130.05). Long-term is $20.00 per hour ($150.00) per day.
    • Classified substitutes pay rate Click Here
      • (NOTE: Classified substitutes do not receive a long-term rate of pay. They are paid based on step one of the current position in the current salary schedule).


    What is a Long-Term Substitute:

     A substitute teacher is considered a long-term substitute after working 10 consecutive days for the same assignment. Starting with the eleventh (11) day, substitute pay is retroactive to the first day at the long-term sub rate. (NOTE: Classified substitutes do not receive a long-term rate of pay. They are paid based on step one of the current position in the current salary schedule).


    When Do Substitutes Get Paid

    Pay days are on the 10th and the 25th of the month, or the last working day before the 10th or the 25th of the month. To view the payroll schedule 

    click here


    Where Can I Find My Pay Stub:

    All substitutes will be paid by Direct Deposit. To view your pay stub click here. Your user name is your personal email and your password is your employee ID number. Note:(The first time you log in you will be asked to change your password).  NOTE: You will not be able to access your direct deposit until you first pay check.


    Substitute Handbook, click here.  Substitute QuickStart Guide, click here.

    Academic Calendar, click here.

    Mobile App Guide, click here.

    If you have questions, please contact Millie Purtle, HR Coordinator at OR call 816-268-7067