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Substitute Teacher Resources

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To apply to be a certificated teacher substitute in the Portola Valley School District, please complete the online application:  EdJoin.

District teachers who serve as a Substitute Teacher during a prep. period or other non-schedule time on a regular work day will be paid at the contractual hourly rate of $60.00. On days when a part-time teacher is not regularly scheduled to work, the full day, morning-only and afternoon-only rates of pay will prevail.

Certificated teachers who agree to substitute for classified staff will be paid at the teacher substitute rate. A valid CA teaching credential must be on file with the District Office.

2023-2024 Substitute Rate Schedule

(650) 851-1777 ext. 2566


Full Day Assignment  (7:45 - 3:15 P.M., both schools sites)
The rate of pay is $250/day for the first 10 days worked during the school year. Upon completion of Day 10, the rate of pay is $275/day retroactive to the first day.

Long Term Assignment: Substitutes who possess a California State Teaching Credential or 30 Day Emergency Sub Permit, and teach in the same full-time assignment for thirty (30) consecutive days, will be paid $275/day beginning the first day of the long term assignment. 

Substitutes who teach in the same full-time assignment for twenty-one (21) consecutive days, and possess a full, valid CA teaching credential (not including permits) will be paid at their appropriate per diem rate as determined by the current salary schedule for certificated teachers, beginning the first day of the assignment. Placement on the salary schedule must be verified by transcripts and employment records.

Morning-Only Assignment
Rate of pay: $175
Ormondale morning-only assignment: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Corte Madera morning-only assignment: 7:45 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.
Lunch supervision is included in morning-only assignments.
Afternoon-Only Assignment
Rate of pay: $125
Afternoon-only assignment at both Ormondale and Corte Madera: 1:00 to 3:10 p.m.


Full Day Assignment
The work hours and rate of pay dependent upon assignment:
  • Paraeducator I (General Education): $22.74/hour
  • Paraeducator III (Special Education): $26.92/hour
  • Custodian: $25.93/hour
  • Office Secretary: $33.02/hour
Classified substitute rates are Step 1 of the assignment per the current classified salary schedule. Retroactive rates do not apply to classified assignments.

Timesheets are due in the school office at the end of each assignment. Pay periods are from the 1st day of the month to the last day of the month. Paychecks are distributed on the 10th day of the following month and will be mailed unless the Business Office is otherwise directed.