Information for Substitutes

  • Substitute

    Being a substitute is a great way to be involved in the district on your time. You have the opportunity to help with the youth of our community and enjoy a flexible work schedule! 


    Step 1: Obtain Substitute Licensure Through the Regional Office of Education #39

    • If you would like to substitute teach in any Decatur Public School, you will need to hold a valid Professional Educator License (PEL) or Substitute Teacher License (SUB). 
    • The Macon-Piatt Regional Office of Education maintains substitute teacher authorization — click here to learn more about the process of obtaining a Substitute Licensure. https://www.maconpiattroe.org/page/how-to-become-a-substitute-teacher 

    Step 2: Complete a Substitute Application 

    Step 3: Complete a Substitute Packet

    • Substitute packets are distributed by Human Resources after your substitute application has been approved and you have a current substitute license. 

    Step 4: Complete the Employment History Review

    • All substitutes are required to complete an Employment History Review. 
    • You will be sent a link from Human Resources to start the process.
  • Substitute Rates 2023-2024

  • What is a daily substitute?

  • What is a long-term sub? How do I become one?

  • I haven't subbed in District 61 in a long time, what are my next steps?

  • Frontline Absence Management User Guide


  • Decatur Public School District #61 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has an Affirmative Action Program.