Substitute Information

Substitute Information

Certificated Substitutes
PUSD is currently hiring Certificated Substitutes! Please apply at  If there is no current posting, please contact our Sub Services desk at 925-426-4320 for more information.  

Certificated Substitutes are a vital resource to our schools, but more important, they are essential for the uninterrupted learning of our students. Due to the implementation of Common Core and other teacher enrichment programs, Pleasanton is currently hiring qualified substitutes.

One of the following credentials:

• California Teaching Credential
• Emergency 30 Day Substitute Teaching Permit
• If you hold a Degree from an accredited U.S. University or College and have passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), Pleasanton Unified will apply for an Emergency 30 Day Substitute Teaching Permit on your behalf. Please visit for information regarding the CBEST.

What is an Emergency 30 Day Substitute Teaching Permit?
The Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit authorizes the holder to serve as a day-to-day substitute teacher in any classroom, including preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1-12 inclusive, or in classes organized primarily for adults. The holder may serve as a substitute for no more than 30 days for any one teacher during the school year, except in a special education classroom, where the holder may serve for no more than 20 days for any one teacher during the school year. This permit is valid for one year and is renewable.

How to Apply:
Please apply through Ed Join
Certificated Substitute Salary Schedule effective 9/13/21:

• $250        (1-10 days)
• $125.00   (half day rate)
• $275        (11-60 consecutive days in the same position)
• $275        (daily rate for Retired PUSD Teachers)   
• $300        (daily rate for Special Assignments and Special Ed)

If you have any questions, call 925 426-4320.
Classified Substitutes-Special Needs/Education Assistants/Paraprofessionals/Aides/School Bus Driver/Custodial/Kids Club

If you have any questions, please contact our Sub Services Desk at 925.426.4320.

Documents required to become a Classified- Substitute:  

•Tuberculosis clearance (TB test within the last 60 days)
•DOJ Fingerprint clearance
•Drivers License
•Social Security Card

Classified-Substitutes are paid an hourly rate. The rate is determined at Step One of the Range of the position that they are subbing.

Any offer of employment is subject to a criminal history check. Fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice must be received prior to employment.