Substituting Teaching in Lamar CISD

Why should I be interested in substituting?

  • Districts sometimes hire substitutes as full time employees if they have a proven success record.
  • Subbing is flexible – you work when you want to.
  • It’s an opportunity for a variety of experiences in many buildings and grade levels within Lamar CISD.

How do I become a substitute?

  1. Complete the online substitute application at: Be sure to include a minimum of three professional references from former or current supervisors with their email addresses on your application.
  2. Once your references have been received by Human Resources, email [email protected] to request access to the online portion of the sub orientation.
  3. After successfully completing the online orientation, you will be required to complete the state-mandated fingerprinting process. Each Substitute will be required to pay for his/her own fingerprinting (approximately $47.00 -$55.00).
  4. Bring receipt and required documents to complete the substitute process.
  5. Register with our telephone system and you're ready to begin subbing!

What will I learn during the online orientation?

  • Successful substituting techniques including discipline management, motivation, and individualization.
  • Important highlights from the Substitute Handbook and the Code of Student Conduct.
  • Specific instruction on dress and grooming, computer usage, sexual harassment scenarios, substitute evaluation, completion of your profile, how to use our automated substitute system, and safety/crisis management.

What do I do if I want to sub a second year?

  • You must complete the Returning Substitute process each year during the summer. Additional information will be emailed to you to the email address you have on file with the district.
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