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Classroom Substitutes

Classroom SubstitutesThe average student will spend an entire school year with a substitute teacher over their K-12 experience. Substitutes are an integral part of the success of a student’s education. Although a substitute is only in a classroom for a short period of time, they are a teacher and they make a difference in the lives of students.



Must be 21 years old to apply and have a High School diploma or GED

Participate in a background check- There is not charge for fingerprinting to new employees. You will be notified when to visit HR for the fingerprinting. Based on guidance from the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the District is required to remove previous employees from the FBI Rapback fingerprint system within five (5) days of resignation.  Education Support Professionals/Miscellaneous employees who resign, or who are resigned due to inactivity, will be required to complete a new fingerprint if they return to employment with JSD.

Full Day
 - Begins 15 minutes before students arrive to 15 minutes after dismissal. Subs are paid a full day if they stay for the entire day, based on a 7.5 hour work day. If a sub stays for less than a full day, they receive hourly pay rate for the time after the first four hours.

Friday's (early out) - JSD will pay a full day of substitute rate if the substitute works the same amount of time that students are in school, this applies to all school schedules. (Usually 5+ hours).

Preparation Periods - Substitutes are expected to work according to school needs during preparation periods (including covering other classes) and be flexible to fill in where needed, without additional compensation.

What to Expect - For a full day absence, substitutes will be given a total of 30 minutes of "non-student time". Subs should use time before school to review lesson plans, seating charts, and locate items needed for the day. After school, subs should write a detailed note to the regular classroom teacher, straighten the classroom, return all school property and sign out in the main office before leaving school grounds. Long-term subs are required to work an additional 15 minutes before and after school to match teachers contracted hours.


Accepting Jobs – There are two ways you can review and select jobs in AESOP/Frontline. The first is the NEW mobile app (click here for instructions) and the second is being notified of jobs by phone.

Suggested Phone Settings - In the Absence Management settings we suggest as you personalize your AESOP/Frontline, you adjust your call times to meet your needs (i.e. 5:30 AM is the standard call time for the secondary and 7:00 AM for the elementary schools). There are times we are in need of emergency subs and we can’t call if you have chosen the "Do not call me today" option. If there is a day or time frame you cannot work, then we ask you use the "Non Work Day" option. Please do not choose "Do not call me today" as a permanent option. Also keep in mind, if you limit yourself to only be called during the afternoon hours, you will not be called the morning of the absence. Those jobs are the most difficult to fill. If you have a day you are available, even if after school has started, please call the sub desk to be placed in an open job.

Cancelled Assignments - Substitutes will be compensated for a 2 hour minimum, provided no other positions are available, for assignments that cancel 30 minutes or less prior to the start of the assignment. At the principal's discretion, subs may be asked to stay at the school for the full 2 hours. It is the sub's responsibility to check their email or other notifications before heading to the job in case the job was cancelled earlier.


Compensation Rates & Details (2023-2024)

Long-Term Substitute Rate

  • Long-Term substitutes, except in unusual circumstances, must be a licensed educator through the Utah State Board of Education.
Continuous Substituting 10 to 34 contract days in a single assignment $15/day Increase
Continuous Substituting 35 or more contract days in a single assignment $50/day Increase
  • On the 10th consecutive contract day of a single assignment, the daily rate is increased by $15 for a full day or $7.50 for a half day to compensate for additional time and responsibilities.
  • On the 35th consecutive contract day of a single assignment, the daily rate is increased by $50 for a full day or $25 for a half day to compensate for additional time and responsibilities.
  • The pay is direct deposit only. Paycheck stubs, as well as other personal information, can be viewed on Skyward Employee Access. Substitutes will be twice per month on the 10th and 25th.


Special Substitute Categories:

Special Education

Special Education Schools include:

  • Kauri Sue Hamilton School (2827 W. 13400 S. Riverton, UT)
  • South Valley School (Redwood Rd. 8400 S. West Jordan, UT)
  • River's Edge School (319 W. 11000 S. South Jordan, UT)


Current JSD Hourly Assistants

Part-time JSD Employees may now substitute. If you work 17 hours per week or less, you are eligible to work as a teacher substitute in addition to your regular responsibilities up to a maximum of 25 hours/week. You must apply to become a substitute through Frontline and may work up to 25 hours per week combined total. No more than 32 substitute hours per month.

Additional Training Opportunities:

STEDI Substitute Essentials Training booklet- Can be purchased from the Human Resources Department for $22

Additional Advanced Substitute Trainings available through STEDI:

Substitute Teacher Workshops available through SLCC:

Spring 2022 Schedule:

For additional information, see the SLCC website:

Contact the Substitute Office for any questions you may have related to being a substitute in Jordan School District. or 801-567-8219.