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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.

The first step in the process is to complete the on-line application. The substitute teacher application will be available on the website the first working day of each month, beginning July, 2021. 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 all submitted applicants with instructions to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting is done at the Lafayette Parish School System’s Central Office, Employee Services Department, located at 113 Chaplin Drive, 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 $70/day
*4-year degree or higher
Certified $80/day

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

2021-22 Orientation Dates

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

Vermilion Conference Center
326 Gauthier Rd., Lafayette, La 70501
Orientation will be held in the large conference room

Thursday, July 15, 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Monday, August 19, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2O21
Monday, September 27, 2O21

Thursday, October 14, 2021
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2O21
Tuesday, December 14, 2O21
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The Substitute Teacher Orientation is held at Vermilion Conference Center located at 326 Gauthier Road, Lafayette, LA, unless noted otherwise, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. 

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application, please email or call 337-521-7063

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