The Substitute Office



It is critical that students have effective teachers every day, and that no instructional time is wasted. When the regular teacher is absent, substitute teachers play a significant role in maintaining a stable classroom. Substitute teaching can be a rewarding job, and often assists aspiring teachers in gaining the experience needed to lead their own classroom. It also provides a flexible job schedule where you determine the days you will work.

Substitute Handbook

What are the requirements needed to become a substitute with the School District of Palm Beach County?

  • 30 earned college credits/hours
  • Completion of the How to Become a Better Substitute Teacher WorkshopExemptions apply, please see our Become a Substitute Teacher page for a list of exemptions
  • Completion of hiring paperwork and process


How much will I be paid? 

*Retired Teachers (From any State) $13.91 per hour
BA/BS Degree or Higher $13.39 per hour
AA/AS Degree or 60+ Earned Credits/Hours $11.59 per hour
30-59 Earned Credits/Hours $11.33 per hour
Glades Supplement $3.00 per hour (additional)


*For teachers who have retired from a school district other than Palm Beach County, to receive retired pay, they must submit proof of teacher retirement to their technician.


For more information on becoming a substitute teacher with our district, please refer to our Become a Substitute Teacher page.

Support Team

Linda Everline
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Shirley Morris
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Magaly Ramirez
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Judyann Terrell
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Substitute Documents
Reasonable Assurance Letter
Substitute Handbook
School Directory
Substitute Reference Card