Substitute Information

  • Thank you for your interest in becoming a substitute for South St. Paul Schools!

    Additional information about substituting opportunities in our district are listed below.  All substitute applicants must submit an online application and attend orientation by contacting Erika at (651) 457-9474. Access the substitute postings and submit an application by clicking on the link below.  

    Teacher Substitutes

    • Candidates interested in becoming a substitute teacher in South St. Paul Schools must hold a Minnesota teaching license issued by the Minnesota Department of Education or a short-call substitute license.  
    • The substitute teacher pay rate is $135 for a full day or $75 for a half day (up to 4 hours)
    • Substitute teaching opportunities are available at all grade levels and subjects in our two elementary schools (grades K-5), secondary building (grades 6-12), ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) and ABE (Adult Basic Education).
    • Substitute School Nurse opportunities are also available - requires Licensed School Nurse (LSN) or Registered Nurse (RN) certification, rate of pay is $25/hour, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) rate of pay is $20/hour


    Non-Licensed Substitutes

    We have a variety of substituting opportunities available in our district with various hours.  

    Preschool Instructors - follow lesson plans and activities prepared with preschool students.  Full and half day assignments are possible, rate of pay is $18/hour.

    Special Education Assistant - monitor, support and guide students in grades K-12 under the guidance of the teacher.  Typically 6.5 hours per day, rate of pay is $14/hour.

    One on One Assistant - monitor, support and guide an assigned student in grade K-12 grade under the guidance of the teacher.  Typically 6.5 hours per day, rate of pay is $14/hour.

    Early Learning Assistant - support and interact with our youngest learners (birth to preschool) under the guidance of the teacher.  Hours vary, rate of pay is $13/hour.

    Kids' Choice Assistant (before/after school care) - support and interact with students in grades K-5.  Hours vary before and after school, rate of pay is $13/hour.

    Health Assistant - assist with caring for students and completing clerical tasks as assigned by the School Nurse.  Additional training is required.  School day hours, rate of pay is $14/hour.

    Clerical - perform varies clerical duties in the school office or a department as assigned by principal or department leader.  School day hours, rate of pay is $14/hour.

    Lunchroom/Breakfast/Gym Supervisor - supervise and monitor large groups of grade K-5 students.  Generally, less than 3.5 hours day, rate of pay is $13/hour.

    Crossing Guard/Parking Lot - ensure elementary students are safely crossing street and entering/existing building.  Generally, less than 1.5 hours per day, rate of pay is $13/hour.

    Food Service Assistant - assist with washing, serving and other food prep related tasks in the school cafeteria.  Hour are usually less than 4 hours/day, rate of pay is $13/hour.