Substituting in RISD

Thank you for your interest in serving as a Substitute in Richardson ISD. Individuals interested in substituting may apply throughout the year.

The mission of RISD is to ensure that ALL students connect, learn, grow and succeed through relevant and personalized learning experiences distinguished by: a welcoming and accepting climate; a safe, innovative, and adaptive environment; and a supportive, collaborative and invested culture among students, staff, families, and community.

Richardson ISD strives to hire the most qualified applicants. Applicants with a valid teaching certificate will be considered first for substitute teaching positions. However, applicants with a Bachelor’s degree or higher may apply and will also be considered for substitute teaching positions.

Substitute applicants who wish to be considered for rehire, must submit an application through the online application system. The following items must be on file in order for a substitute application to be considered:

Teachers

  • Resume
  • Valid Teaching certificate (from any state or alternative certification program)
  • Proof of education (College transcript)
  • Three references, including at least one from a current or recent employer)

Paraprofessional Substitutes

  • Resume
  • High school diploma or the equivalent/GED
  • Three references, including at least one from a current or recent employer

Paraprofessional Substitutes

Applicants selected as substitute candidates are required to submit to a criminal history background check and be fingerprinted before attending a substitute orientation. The District provides fingerprinting services onsite at the Administration Building, 400 South Greenville Avenue, Richardson, TX 75081. The fingerprinting cost is paid by the applicant at a cost of $47.99.

2020-2021 Compensation and Substitute Daily Pay Rates

  • $175 – Selected Permanent Virtual Substitute Teachers must be proficient in the Zoom Platform, Google Classroom and other online teaching platforms. These selected substitutes will report Monday through Friday and will be assigned to designated Secondary and Elementary campuses.
  • $135 – Retired RISD Certified Teacher
  • $125 – Certified Teacher (valid certification from any state or valid alternative certification program)
  • $135 – Bilingual Certified Teacher
  • $135 – Certified Substitute – Special Education classroom (i.e. PPCD, PPCD-K, Behavior, and Developmental/Behavior)
  • $110 – Bachelor degree Substitute – Special Education classroom (i.e. PPCD, PPCD-K, Behavior, and Developmental/Behavior)
  • $135 – Certified Teacher (ACE Campuses- FLA, CBE, TME, and RISD Academy)
  • $145 – Dyslexia Teacher
  • $100 – Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • $110 – Bilingual Non-Certified Teacher
  • Certified or Degreed Substitute Teachers who accept “same day” assignments between the calling hours of 5am to 9am will receive $10 incentive to the daily rate.
  • Accepted Monday and/or Friday assignments will receive $10 incentive to the daily rate.
  • $150 – Long Term Assignment (starting on the 11th consecutive day of an assignment) – Certified teachers
  • $125 – Long Term Assignment (starting on the 11th consecutive day of an assignment) – Non-certified teacher
  • Emergency Teacher Coverage  – $20 for 50-60 minute class or $30 for 90 minute class  (we encourage the use of our substitute whenever possible) 

2020-2021 Substitute Attendance Incentive Program

We are pleased to announce that Richardson ISD will continue to provide additional compensation for substitute employees who complete a specific number of assignments during the fall and spring semesters.

Stipend, Eligibility and Payout

  • $350 – Substitute employees who work 66 days or more (full day, half days, or a combination thereof) the fall or spring semester.
  • $250 – Substitutes who work between 44 and 65 days during the fall or spring semester.
  • Stipends will be paid in the January 2021 and June 2021 pay checks.
  • Eligible Substitute employees are Teachers and Instructional Aides.

Daily Pay Rates for Paraprofessional Positions (Clerical and Classroom Aide/Assistant)

  • $85 – Permanent Para Substitute
  • $75 – High school diploma or higher
  • $85 – Special Education classroom (i.e. PPCD, PPCD-K, Behavior, and Developmental/Behavior) 
For questions or assistance with the online application process, please contact Juan Mendez at 469-593-0013, 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m., Monday – Thursday, or 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Friday

Questions regarding the above substitute requirements, please contact Gloria Ince in the Substitute Office at 469-593-0270, 8a.m. – 4:30p.m., Monday -Thursday or Friday 8:00a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Daily Pay Rates for Professional Positions

  • $100 – Certified Teacher (valid certification from any state or valid alternative certification program)
  • $90 – Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • $145 – Dyslexia Teacher
  • $110 – Special Education classroom (i.e. PPCD, PPCD-K, Behavior, and Developmental/Behavior)
  • $125 – Long Term Assignment (starting on the 29th consecutive day of an assignment); applicable to certified teachers only
  • $225 – Counselor
  • $250 – Licensed Registered Nurse (RN)