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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, 2022. 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.

2022-23 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

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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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