Boulder Valley School District

Substitute Teachers

WE ARE SAFELY WELCOMING STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL AND LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Ever thought about becoming a substitute teacher?  If so, now is the time to step up for students! BVSD is experiencing a shortage of substitutes and teachers need support now more than ever.

Licensed Substitute

  • All substitute teachers in the Boulder Valley School District must hold a current Colorado teaching license or a Colorado Substitute Authorization of one, three or five years, issued by the Colorado Department of Education, and a bachelor's degree. For more information on this, visit the CDE Licensing web page.
  • Licensed substitutes may sub for teachers and paraeducators

Paraeducator Substitute

  • Paraeducator substitutes support BVSD's intensive learning programs
  • A substitute authorization is not required
  • Paraeducator substitutes can only substitute for paraeducators

Pay Rates

Substitute Assignments

  • Full Day: $150 (M-F)
  • Half Day: $80.00 (M-F)

Retired BVSD Teachers

  • Full Day: $170 (M-F)
  • Half Day: $90.00 (M-F)

Long Term Substitute Assignments (licensed only)

  • First 10 days are paid at the rates described above
  • Beginning on day 11, the daily rate is $165 for full day; $87.50 for half day whether in-person or virtual

Application Process

Substitute hiring is currently closed for the 2023-2024 school year.  Please check back for updates as hiring for the coming school year will begin in July 2024.

  1. Apply for a Substitute Authorization through the Colorado Department of Education if you are applying as a licensed substitute (A current CO teaching license also qualifies)
  2. Apply to the Substitute Teacher 2023-2024 or the Paraeducator Substitute job vacancy by submitting a BVSD online application.
  3. Attend a BVSD Substitute Orientation (Virtual)

That is all it takes!  Substitute teaching is a wonderful way you can earn money, influence lives, and make a difference!

Contact Us

Denise Stilson


Substitute Training

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New Substitute Resources

Current Substitute Resources

SmartFind Express Sub Request WebCenter
Search the BVSD SmartFind Express substitute management system  for jobs or update your profile.

Google map link to all BVSD schools

Please click on this link to find directions to individual BVSD schools.