Substitute Information

Thank you for your interest in substituting in our school district. Please complete the application forms listed below and deliver in person, along with two forms of identification, to the Human Resources Department, located at Central Office. See the Contact Us section for details.

Your name will be placed on our substitute list only after all necessary forms have been received and the district approves your application.

If you have questions about the substitute application, please contact the HR Coordinator.

If desired, download the complete Substitute Application Packet here (37 pages)
 

Colchester School District is committed to providing a rigorous, differentiated and engaging learning environment for all of our students. Classrooms throughout the district follow grade level curriculum and assessments that are based on our state standards. This curriculum is then differentiated for students based to best meet student needs and encourage students to be engage in learning.

All students with identified disabilities receive instructional support services. These services include: classroom accommodations, curriculum adaptations, individualized instruction, speech and language therapy, counseling, physical therapy, intensive academic/social support, consultation, individual tutoring, behavior management, psychological intervention, and referral to other specialists or programs outside our district. An Essential Early Education (EEE) program provides services to children aged 3-5 who demonstrate significant developmental delays. In addition, Colchester offers a Title I program in language arts and math in grades K-5, and an English as a Second Language (ESL) program to all eligible students.

Applications for substitute teaching may be obtained and returned to our Administrative Office on Laker Lane. A complete substitute packet must include: an Application for Substituting, Form W-4, Form I 9, VT Declaration of Health Care form, VT Human Services Agency background check, a criminal records check (which includes fingerprinting), and a current résumé (optional). Upon receipt of a COMPLETE application packet, an applicant’s name is added to our sub list, which is disseminated to building principals. Substitutes are encouraged to visit the schools where s/he would like to work.

Substitutes may know in advance of assignments. Sometimes, sudden illness or an unexpected personal issue necessitates calling a sub quite early on the day needed.

When you arrive at school, report to the office to receive instructions for the day. Teachers are required to maintain a current substitute folder; so teacher substitutes should find things in good order. When you leave, we ask you to submit a report of the day. We hope you will tell the teacher and principal what the students accomplished and what, if anything, might have made your day better.

Short-term (daily) teacher substitutes shall be defined as any substitute assignment that is 30 consecutive days or less for the same (or different) teacher absence. Short-term substitutes are compensated on a graduated scale based on days of service in any of our schools. The Superintendent or his/her designee will track the days of service. Days of service do not need to be consecutive. Number of service days carry over from year to year.
 
  • Day 1-5 $90.00
  • Day 6-15 $100.00
  • Day 16+ $110.00
Licensed substitutes shall be paid at a rate of $110.00 per day from day one. Licensed substitutes shall include those who hold a current teaching license in the State of Vermont or any state in which the Vermont Agency of Education has signed an interstate reciprocity contract. A copy of the license is required.
Long-term teacher substitutes shall be defined as any substitute assignment that exceeds 30 consecutive days for the same teacher absence. Long-term substitute teachers will assume the duties of the teacher while he/she is on a leave. The long-term substitute must hold a valid Vermont teaching license and endorsement to qualify. The long-term substitute will be paid at a per diem rate based on the substitute’s place on the salary scale up to BA Step 5. If the long-term substitute has been paid a daily rate while the employee’s leave of absence was in process of approval, the long-term substitute will be compensated retroactively.
Nurse substitutes shall be defined as any nurse substitute assignment that is 30 consecutive days or less for the same (or different) nurse absence. Nurse substitutes will be paid at the rate of $200.00 per day. All nurse substitutes must be a licensed RN and provide a copy of licensure prior to substituting.
Support staff substitutes are paid according to the base rate of the position for which s/he is substituting. Support staff positions include paraeducators, interventionists, technology, non-instructional aides, bus/van drivers, clerical, administrative assistants, food service, maintenance, and custodial positions. Support staff substitute rates may be found on the Colchester website at www.csdvt.org under Staff & HR, Human Resources, Employment Opportunities.

Contact Us

Erin Dye
Erin Dye
HR Coordinator


Phone: 802.264.5976
Erin.Dye@colchestersd.org
Katie Roth
Katie Roth
HR Generalist


Phone: 802.264.5978
Katie.Roth@colchestersd.org

Human Resources
Colchester School District
125 Laker Lane, PO Box 27
Colchester, VT 05446