Substitute Teaching

  • Substitute teachers, aides, and nurses play a vital role in ensuring that students’ daily routines, learning, and progress continue forward in a positive and effective manner while the teacher of record, instructional aide, or nurse is unavailable.  Dripping Springs ISD values your interest in making this important contribution to the education of our students!

    The district regularly adds new substitute teachers throughout the school year, after applicants complete a required substitute training course. Visit the Substitute Application Information page to see if applications are currently being accepted, and check DSISD's online application system for the latest postings.

    When vacancies occur in the substitute teaching pool, a new substitute position will be posted, and applications will be reviewed by Human Resources to determine those best qualified to meet the needs of the District. The screening criteria may include teacher and aide certifications, previous experience, and ability to work on a consistent, responsive basis. 

    Selected applicants will be informed by e-mail, approximately two weeks prior to the required substitute training course, and must complete a criminal history background check at their own expense. Additional paperwork will be delivered via the notification process and will need to be completed prior to the training course.

    Substitute Pay Rates
    Teachers and Instructional Aides:
    Certifed/Licensed: $120 per day for the first 10 days
                                       $150 per day after 10 days for the same teacher or instructional aide*

    Non-Certified/Licensed: $110 per day for the first 10 days
                                                 $130 per day after 10 days for the same teacher or instructional aide*

    * Teacher and aide substitutes will receive back pay at the long-term rate after working 10 consecutive days in the same long-term assignment, and continue at the long-term rate throughout the remainder of that assignment.

    Administrator Assignments:
    Commensurate with Minimum Daily Rate of Pay Grade for the assigned position.

    Auxiliary Staff Assignment:
    Commensurate with directly related years of experience within Pay Grade assigned to the position:

    • Bus Driver Assignment - $18.75+ per hour
    • Clerical/Office - $13.33+ per hour
    • Bus Aide*, Custodial, Child Nutrition - $12.66+ per hour
    • Child Care Provider - $12.00+ per hour

    * Instructional Aides who add Bus Aide responsibilities to their assignment will be paid at their current Instructional Aide rate.