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Substitute Hiring

Licensed Substitutes:

A licensed substitute replaces a teacher and must hold a valid Colorado teaching license, or a Colorado 1-year/3-year/5-year substitute authorization. Substitute licensure is obtained from the . If you have questions about licensure, please contact CDE directly. You can reach them by submitting a  or by calling 720‐739‐ 3304 between 7:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

茄子视频 has concluded licensed sub hiring for the current 2023-24 school year. Hiring procedures for the 2024-25 school year are still in the works but we expect updates soon. Please revisit this page later for more information.

Classified Substitutes:

A classified substitute replaces a classroom paraprofessional, non‐instructional paraprofessional, clerical position, child nutrition staff member or custodial positions. No teaching license is required for classified substitutes. 

PSD partners with ESS for classified sub coverage. ESS is a seasoned educational staffing agency dedicated to providing qualified and trained staff to school districts. ESS employees receive weekly pay, health benefits that begin on the first day of employment, ongoing training opportunities, special incentives, and bonus programs. ESS will continue hiring classified subs through the summer months! Please visit to learn more about ESS and apply to become an ESS substitute. The onboarding process consists of three easy steps, and the ESS team will be there to support you every step of the way. Start your application today by clicking here: . For more information on classified subbing, please contact ESS at


2023-24 Substitute Pay

Licensed substitutes are paid a daily rate through PSD (monthly):

  • Half Day (4 hours or less) - $72.50/day
  • PERA Retiree Half Day - $77.50/day
  • Full Day (more than 4 hours) - $145.00/day
  • PERA Retiree Full Day - $155.00/day


Classified substitutes are paid an hourly rate through ESS (weekly):

  • Non-Instructional Paraprofessional - $15.60/hour
  • Crossing Guard - $15.60/hour
  • Office Assistant - $17.16/hour
  • Health Tech (approval required) - $17.16/hour
  • Instructional Paraprofessional - $17.16/hour
  • Media Tech - $17.16/hour
  • Integrated Services Paraprofessional I - $17.94/hour
  • Integrated Services Paraprofessional II - $18.72/hour
  • 504 Paraprofessional - $18.72/hour
  • Integrated Services Early Childhood Paraprofessional - $18.72/hour


Mileage Rate for Mountain Schools: Classified and licensed subs who drive to schools in Livermore, Red Feather and Stove Prairie are compensated for mileage at 82 cents per mile.


2023-24 Sub Incentive

  • A $250 bonus is awarded to substitutes who work 80 hours or more in a pay period. PSD pay periods run mid-month to mid-month (16th –15th); ESS uses calendar months. 
  • Child Nutrition subs are internally managed by PSD as of April 1, 2024.

*Classified and licensed assignments accrue hours towards the sub incentive separately.



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Licensed Substitutes
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Classified Substitutes | O: 970.490.3123 | C: 602.694.0152