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Renton School District

Substitutes

Shantika O'Pharrow: Substitute Coordinator 
Jazmin Lowe: Substitute Generalist

Substitute Office phone: 425.204.2353
Substitute Office email address: sub.office@rentonschools.us

* Due to the high volume of applications received, we ask that applicants do not call to receive an update on their individual application status with the Renton School District. All inquiries related to your application status should be directed to our substitute email address above. *

Why Sub with Renton School District?

RSD substitutes are a critical and vital part of our team! We rely on our substitute employees to ensure a high-quality, continuous educational experience for our students when regular employees must miss work. Plus, our subs are among the highest paid in the region. With flexible schedules, you can work when you want to, where you want to.

Certificated Substitutes (Click here to apply!)
Certificated substitutes are fully certified (they have their Washington State Teaching License) and fill in for classroom teachers for varying periods of time – as short as half a day or up to 89 days in a long-term assignment). Certificated subs are able to select among available jobs daily to choose locations, grade levels or subject areas that best match their skills, training and preferences.

Emergency Certificated Substitutes (Click here to apply!)

Emergency Certificated substitutes do not yet hold a Washington State Teaching License, but have experience working with students as an aid, day care worker, tutor or related experience. Like certificated subs, they fill in for teachers who are absent and are able to select among available jobs daily to choose locations, grade levels or subject areas that best match their skills, training and preferences.

Additional Perks for Certificated and Emergency Certificated Subs:

  • Certificated substitutes can earn up to $259+* per day ($273+ for retiree subs) for a full-day assignment!
  • NEW! Certificated subs can earn full teacher pay after 20 days in the same assignment (starting at $331 per day and more depending on your education and years of experience)

 

  • *Salary Schedule for Certificated and Emergency Certificated Subs:

2023-2024 for Monday and Friday

DAILY

Regular/Retiree

HALF-DAY

Regular/Retiree

HOURLY

Regular/Retiree

Short-term or daily rate

$259.28/$273.28

$129.64/$136.64

$37.04/$39.04

 

2023-2024 for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

DAILY

Regular/Retiree

HALF-DAY

Regular/Retiree

HOURLY

Regular/Retiree

Short-term or daily rate

$233.38/$247.38

$116.69/$123.69

$33.34/$35.34

 

Paraprofessional Substitutes (Click here to apply!)

Paraprofessional substitutes work directly with students to enhance learning under the guidance and supervision of a certificated teacher. Duties may include one-on-one or small group tutoring, supporting student behavior interventions, assisting special education students so that they can engage in learning, and general student supervision. Paraprofessional substitutes do not need any special licensure and training is provided.

Paraprofessional/Clerical Substitute Pay:  $28.71 per hour
 

Additional Perks For ALL Substitutes:

  • All subs upon working 630 hours are eligible for full benefits (medical, dental, vision). 
  • Substitutes receive generous bonuses for their commitment to working in RSD.  Below are the number of assignments a substitute must work and the bonus amount they will earn for working those assignments.
    • 25-50 Substitute Assignments      $750
    • 51-75 Substitute Assignments      $750
    • 76-100 Substitute Assignments    $1,000
    • 101+ Substitute Assignments        $5,000

                 Substitutes can earn up to $7,500 in bonuses 

 


Additional Resources for Substitutes

Click on the links below to access our the Substitute Handbook for the 2023/24 school year, the login for Frontline AMS, where active substitutes can view and select available assignments.