Substitute in the District

Our substitutes are part of our family of dedicated educators. We offer incentive programs to two of our labor groups. Our certificated substitutes can earn an opportunity to work full time throughout the year. We typically hire approximately eight to twelve certificated substitutes who work every day. Their wages start at a higher rate of pay, they attend training, earn free clock hours and have a chance to apply for positions as internal candidates. Our substitute bus drivers have a similar incentive program that pays for training and completion of their Commercial Driver’s License. Also, they earn wages while they learn their routes.

We value our substitutes in all labor groups. They are the folks we train and turn to often when we have new positions open. Please join our team and become part of our family.

Our Certificated Substitute Handbook provides important information for Substitute Teachers.

Download Certificated Substitute Handbook here (PDF)

2017-2018 Substitute Rates – Certificated & Classified

Certificated Teacher – $ 125.00 per day

Para Educator – $ 12.91 per hour

Food Service Worker  – $ 12.91 per hour

Administrative Assistant AAII –  $ 17.99 per hour

Bus Driver  –  $ 17.60 per hour

Custodian  – $ 15.81 per hour

Ferndale utilizes an online Substitute program called SubstituteOnline. To access the Substitute Online System log on to

Your User Name is your Last Name. Your Password (PIN Number) is given to you by the district. When you Select District, go to the bottom of the list (or type “W”) and choose WA Ferndale SD (WA). (There is a Ferndale, Michigan school district and you don’t want to choose that in error)

Log On to Subs Online here