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Substitute Opportunities

Substitutes are a vital part of the Carthage R-9 School District and we value the contributions they make each day. It is their involvement and availability that enables our programs to continue. We employ substitutes to assist in the absence of classroom teachers and paraprofessionals.

Pay  Schedule
The substitute pay rate is $100 per day when subbing for a certified teacher. A long-term substitute for a certified teacher will receive an increase in pay to $120 on the 11th day after substitute ten consecutive days for the same teacher. The increase does not apply when substituting for a paraprofessional.

Compensation is $70 per day when substituting as a paraprofessional.

The date of payroll is the 23rd of each month, or the last working day prior if the 23rd falls on a weekend or non-workday.

To be a substitute, you must have at least 60 college credit hours, have a substitute certificate issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) or a valid Missouri teaching certification, and attend a substitute teaching orientation hosted by Carthage R-9. For more information about becoming a certified substitute in the state of Missouri, click here.

An online application with Carthage R-9 must be completed. If we are seeking substitutes, a posting can be found here.

All applicants must attend a substitute orientation hosted by Carthage R-9.