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    Become a substitute

    You can impact a child's future by becoming a substitute for Garland ISD. We have teaching and aide (clerical) positions open at all grade levels.

    As a substitute, you can:

    • Earn extra income
    • Set your own schedule
    • Stay active
    • Support a teacher on leave
    • Gain valuable transferable experience
      that can translate to other career opportunities

    Ready to apply?

    We're excited that you'd like to join the GISD family as a substitute educator! See how to apply below.

    1. Submit an online application using the Frontline Job application system
    2. Find the position you are interested in and select it
    3. Upload all required documents such as certificates, transcripts, resumes, etc.
    4. Have all relevant certifications or licenses for the position, if applicable

    Applicants must be able to work at least two to three days a week. If you do not find a job posting, please check back. New postings are made as they become available.

    Apply to be a substitute

    The hiring process

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    Substitutes in GISD are paid by day and position. Applicants must be able to work at least two to three days a week.

    Temporary 2024-2025 Salary Rates for Substitutes
    Position typeTues-Thurs
    Daily rate
    Daily rate
    Teacher-GISD Retired$145$155
    Teacher-TX Certified$125$135
    Teacher-Degreed (Associate, 48 hours of college or Bachelor)$110$120
    Instructional Aide$95$105
    Non-instructional Aide$85$95
    Standard Salary Rates for Substitutes
    Position typeDaily rate
    Teacher-GISD Retired$135
    Teacher-TX Certified$115
    Teacher-Degreed (Associate, 48 hours of college or Bachelor)$100
    Instructional Aide$85
    Non-instructional Aide$75

    See the 2024-25 Substitute Pay Schedule (PDF) document for details.

    Get instructions on viewing your paychecks, W2, and more: Process to view paystubs (PDF).

    Long-term pay rates

    If you work longer than 10 days in a row in the same substitute teaching position*, you will get an increase in pay on the 11th day without a break in service. As long as you do not miss a full day, long-term pay will continue. Half-days do not break the sequence.

    Long-term Salary Rates for Substitute Teachers
    Position typeDaily rateIncentive (Tues-Thurs)**Incentive (Mon/Fri)**
    Texas Certified$150$160$170
    GISD retiree$150$160$170

    *This does not apply to aide positions.

    **These are temporary incentives for the 24-25 school year.

    Working as a substitute

    Before reporting to work, substitutes should:

    1. Check the campus website and their individual substitute page.
    2. Read the Substitute Handbook.
    3. Get in contact with campus staff for daily instructions.

    Get assignments or submit absences

    Current substitutes can use the Frontline Absence Management app or website to see information to let campuses know about absences.

    Go to Frontline Absence Management

    Note: If you are unable to use the browser application or mobile app, use the Call-In System: 1-800-942-3767

    Using the Frontline absence management mobile app

    Once you have logged in with your Frontline ID Account username and password, the resources below will help guide you to navigate the app and accept jobs.

    GISD Sub Club

    The GISD Substitute Office and Garland ISD Education Foundation team up to surprise hard-working substitutes with $100 gift certificate. Sign up to be a GISD substitute to be eligible to win.

    I love GISD. I love it so much that it’s been almost 3 years since I started subbing...if you’ve been thinking about subbing, think no longer!

    GISD parent and substitute