Substitute Teaching Information and Hiring Procedures

All newly hired Substitutes must have a minimum of 30 college credits, verified by official transcripts.


Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, all substitutes are required to work a minimum of 5 full days (or any full/half combinations totaling 5 full days) per semester, totaling 10 days per school year.  All qualified, interested parties must complete an online application, which can be found through the following link: Substitute Teacher Application only when we are hiring substitutes. Please look for "Substitute Teacher" listed under vacancies. If you do not see the application, we are not hiring substitutes at this time.


Candidates will be selected from the pool of applicants and receive an email notifying them of their selection as a Substitute and advising him/her of the Substitute Orientation date, time, and location.  Submitting an application does not guarantee selection as we receive many more applications than we have available positions.  Please do not call for Orientation dates.  That information will be supplied to selected candidates only.


Orientation sessions are required for the automated Substitute Teacher calling system; SubFinder, and mandated procedures and protocol for dealing with:
- Prevention of Sexual Harassment
-Child Abuse/Neglect reporting
-Student/Staff relations
-Preventing Bloodborne Pathogens
-Acceptable Telecommunications


During the training, candidates must supply an official transcript showing a minimum of thirty (30) college credit hours and two forms of identification to satisfy the I-9 government form.  Please do not submit transcripts or any other information prior to the Orientation.  There will be an opportunity to secure a time for fingerprinting at a later date.  The fee for fingerprinting will be $20 (cash or check only) due at the time prints are taken.

 Substitute Registered Nurses

Registered Nurses interested in providing Health Room coverage, please complete the online Substitute Nurse Application. If you are selected to come to an Orientation, you will receive an email with the details.

Substitute Teacher and RN Pay Rates

When substituting for a teacher:
Certified Substitute: $105.00 per day, $52.50 per half day
Degreed (Bachelor’s) Substitute: $105.00 per day, $52.50 per half day
Non-degreed Substitute: $75.00 per day, $37.50 per half day
Substitute Registered Nurse: $105.00 per day, $52.50 per half day
All Substitute Instructional Assistant positions: $75.00 per day, $37.50 per half day

Long-term assignments

There is no pay differential or increase for long term assignments. Please see above rates.


Carroll County Public Schools is going paperless and going green!  This means all employees, including substitutes, will have a computer login to access their payroll information including payroll checks, as well as receive important email information. 
The link below contain the instructions for accessing your CCPS email and the EAC . This can be done from your home or a CCPS computer.
Reasonable Assurance Letter

The Reasonable Letter of Assurance is for returning Substitute Teachers and Substitute Nurses only.  They are included in the Substitute Newsletter sent to Substitutes in mid-May to your CCPS email account and are due to Human Resources by June 22.  Please click on the following link to view the most current annual Substitute Newsletter Substitutes who do not return the Reasonable Assurance Letter will lose their substitute position and will not be eligible to work.
Mandatory Refresher Compliance Training
All returning CCPS Employees, including Substitute Teachers, must complete annual Compliance Training prior to October 15 of every year. ALL Substitute Teachers and Nurses are required to complete their Compliance Training online. Compliance Training is not offered at Volunteer Training sessions as in previous years. Substitutes will be emailed instructions to your CCPS email account in mid-August on how to complete online Compliance Training.  Substitute Teachers/Nurses who do not complete online training by October 15, will lose their substitute position and will no longer be eligible to work.



2014 - 2015 Substitute Teacher Pay Dates

August 18 - August 31   September 15
September 1 - September 14   September 30
September 15 - September 28   October 15
September 29 - October 5   October 31
October 6 - October 19   October 31
October 20 - November 2   November 14
November 3 - November 16   November 28
November 17 - November 30   December 15
December 1 - December 14   December 31
December 15 - December 28   January 15
December 29 - January 4   January 15
January 5 - January 18   January 30
January 19 - February 1   February 13
February  2 - February 15   February 27
February 16 - March 1   March 13
March 2 - March 15   March 31
March 16 - March 29   April 15
March 30 - April 5   April 30
April 6- April 19   April 30
April 20 - May 3   May 15
May 4 - May 17   May 29
May 18 - May 31   June 15
June 1 - June 14   June 30

For questions regarding Substitute Teaching or Substitute Nursing, please email Susan Schwerer at or call 410-751-3176.  Please do not call for Orientation dates or times.  That information will be supplied to selected candidates only.

If you have any questions, problems, or concerns with the Human Resources web site, please contact the

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or provision of services, programs or activities. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities, 410-751-3177. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Office of Community and Media Relations at 410-751-3020 or, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland  21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed.