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Substitute Employment Procedures

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, 2020.  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, voided check or direct deposit statement and social security card with you to the appointment. 

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

LPSS Substitute Teachers are paid accordingly:




*4-year degree or higher




Note: These rates are slightly less when substituting as a para-educator.
2020-21 Orientation Dates

Vermilion Conference Center

July 30, 2020

August 27, 2020

September 24, 2020

October 29, 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020

January 28, 2021

February 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

April 29, 2021



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. 

Thank you.