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Substitute Requirements

All positions require a successful background check to be paid by the prospective employee. A fee of $37 will be paid prior to hire.


Teacher Substitutes

  • Must be 21 years old to apply and a High School diploma
  • Associates Degree or minimum of 60 semester hours *
  • Special School Substitute: 18 years olds with a High School diploma may apply to work as a substitute at Kauri Sue Hamilton, South Valley and River's Edge schools.
  • Application screening for Special Schools is completed by the principal.
  • Teacher substitutes must work a minimum of four times per month.

Transportation Substitutes

  • Drivers must be 21 years old to apply and a High School diploma
  • Attendants must be 18 years old and have a High School diploma
  • CDL with passenger and bus endorsement are required, but training is provided by JSD prior to hire.
  • JSD provides each new driver with about 40-60 hours of training, both in the classroom and behind the wheel of a bus.  This training takes from 2-4 weeks.  Written driver license tests must be taken at the DMV, but the driving test is done by our qualified staff.  Drivers are subject to randon drug testing and must pass a criminal background check.
  • Application screening for Transportation Substitutes is completed by the Transportation Department.

Nutrition Substitutes

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Candidate must have a current Food Handler’s Permit.
  • Reimbursement for your food handler's permit can be obtained and non slip shoes from Nutrition Services after completing the hiring process.
  • Substitute Nutrition workers must work a minimum of once a month.