Substitute Teaching in Person County Schools

  • Person County Schools maintains a pool of substitutes to ensure continued services to our students in an employee's absence. We have substitutes for teachers, teacher assistants, school nutrition*, bus drivers**, and bus monitors**. 

    *School nutrition substitutes are maintained through Aramark, click here for more.

    **If you are interested in being a substitute bus driver/bus monitor, contact Carol Bowes (

    Our district uses an automated service called Absence Management System for finding and managing substitutes for teachers and teacher assistants, which greatly simplifies and streamlines the process.  

    The Person County School System seeks to employ well-qualified persons to staff classrooms in the absence of regular teachers. Prospective substitutes must possess a minimum of thirty (30) hours post high school (college hours). Priority consideration will be given to prospective substitute teachers who, in addition to meeting all employment criteria defined by the PCS, possess educational training beyond the high school level. Priority consideration will be based on the following:

    • One who holds a valid teaching credential
    • Successful experience(s) in working as a substitute teacher
    • College graduate
    • Minimum of 30 hours of post-high school coursework

    In order to be placed and/or remain on the substitute teacher list, the applicant must also attend an orientation annually which is conducted by Person County Schools’ staff.  To be considered for a substitute teaching position, applicants need to do the following: 

    1. Complete an online application with the Person County School System through TalentEd.
    2. Attend Person County Schools' district-sponsored Substitute Teacher Orientation, when offered.  There will be two sessions offered prior to the beginning of each school year. If you are not able to attend orientation or there is not an orientation listed below, you MUST complete the virtual training at a cost of $39.00 (App Garden Virtual Substitute Training).
    3. Once you have completed the application and attended an orientation session or completed the online substitute training, contact Tracy Scruggs, Director of Public Information and Teacher Support ( to obtain further information regarding paperwork to be completed before being employed as a substitute.

    Substitute Teacher Orientation Dates:

    TBD - Person County Office Building Auditorium (304 S. Morgan Street)

    Required Forms:

    • N.C. Tax Withholding Form 
    • Federal Tax Withholding Form 
    • I-9 - Employment Eligibility Verification Form       
    • Background Check Form
    • Health Certificate   
    • Direct Deposit Form
    • ESSR - Certification of Eligibility of Retiree to be Re-Employed

    Copies to be submitted:

    • Copy of Driver's License or photo ID issued through the NC Division of Motor Vehicles
    • Copy of Social Security Card
    • Voided check or routing information from banking institution
    • Copy of College Transcript (to verify 30 college credit hours)
    • Copy of teaching license (to verify teaching degree)

    Substitute Pay Rates:

    • Licensed Teacher Sub - $125/day
    • Non-Licensed Teacher Sub - $105/day
    • Bus Driver / Bus Monitor Sub - $12.00/hour (starting rate)



    Prospective substitute teachers are required to submit a transcript or diploma for verification of the educational level completed. Certified substitutes must submit a copy of their state license for verification.


    Click here for the 2022-2023 substitute payroll calendar.

    ALL employees, including substitutes, will view their checks and end-of-year documents (W2s) through TimeKeeper. Checks/check stubs will not be printed or mailed. You must be set up for Direct Deposit to receive compensation for time worked. To do this, stop by Central Services with either a voided check or verification from your banking institution with routing number and account number. To view your check, first, be sure your pop-up blockers are off. An active pop-up blocker will prevent you from seeing your check.

    Instructions to view your check:

    • Visit Time Keeper.
    • Enter your employee id number.
    • If it is your first time logging in:
      • Enter your Employee ID Number again when asked your password. 
      • You will be prompted to change your password.
    • If you have logged in before:
      • Enter the password you created.
    • Click on "Inquiries."
    • Click on "View Pay Checks."
    • Select Month to Display.
    • The check number and date will appear in the "Checks Found" box.
    • Double click on the check.
    • The check appears.
    • Click on print.
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