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Substitutes

Thank you for your interest in becoming a substitute teacher with the Lafayette Parish School System. 

If you are a Certified Teacher, you can bypass this process and proceed to our employment page to submit your application as a Certified Teacher Substitute.

Non-Certified Substitutes, the first step in the process is to complete the on-line application. The non-certified substitute teacher application will be available on the website the first working day of each month, beginning July, 2023. The application will automatically close when the maximum number of applicants has been reached. It will be listed as a Job Posting and it will state the orientation date.

You will be required to upload your resume and proof of education to the application before it can be submitted. Please have your documentation ready before the job is posted; otherwise, the posting may automatically close before you are able to submit it.

Once the application is closed, an email is sent to submitted and qualified applicants with instructions to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting is done at the Lafayette Parish School System District Office, Employee Services Department, located at 202 Rue Iberville, Lafayette, LA  70508.  You MUST bring your driver’s license, social security card, birth certificate, and voided check or direct deposit statement with you to the appointment. 

The Substitute Orientation is mandatory for all non-certified substitutes to attend.

LPSS Substitute Teachers are paid accordingly:

Non-Degreed $80/day
Degreed*
*4-year degree or higher
$85/day
Certified $120/day

Note: These rates are slightly less when substituting as a para-educator.


2023-2024 Non-Certified Substitute Orientation Dates

8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dates and times are subject to change

Lafayette Parish School System District Office
202 Rue Iberville, Lafayette, La 70508
Orientation will be held in the ex-large conference room on the 2nd floor

Before you can attend a non- certified substitute orientation, you MUST apply online first.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Wednesday, January 31, 2023
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Non- Certified Substitute Teacher Orientation is held at the Lafayette Parish School System District Office located at 202 Rue Iberville, Lafayette, LA, 70508, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, unless noted otherwise. You will receive a confirmation email to attend the mandatory orientation after you have completed your background check. 

If you have any questions, please email subsystem@lpssonline.com or call 337-521-7063



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