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Substitute Teacher/Instructional Assistant Training
Substitute Information/Requirements

All substitute applicants are required to complete a Fauquier County Public Schools' employment application, paperwork packet, background check, and participate in a substitute teacher/instructional assistant training institute.

Substitutes for CLASSIFIED Positions

Positions included:

  • Instructional Assistants
    • Special Education
    • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • In-School Suspension (ISS)

Employment Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Complete Paperwork, Background Check, and Training Requirements listed below
  • Hold a High School Degree or GED

Pay Information:

Instructional Assistant - $70 per day

Substitutes for TEACHER Positions

Positions included:

  • Substitute Teachers*
  • Librarian*
  • Homebound Instruction

Pay Information:

Non-Degreed - $70.00 per day
Degreed - $90.00 per day**
Retired Teacher $100.00 per day

*Position is eligible for long-term rates – see below
**Degree verification is required in order for rate to take effect

Employment Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Complete Paperwork, Background Check, and Training Requirements listed below
  • Minimum Educational Requirements will be 48 semester credit hours from an accredited institution; official transcripts will be required.

Long Term Substitute Rates:
Substitute serves for the same teacher, librarian, health specialist or school nurse position for more than 10 consecutive days; pay increase begins on the 11th day.

Long-term Substitutes with a High School Diploma
Long-term Teacher Substitutes with a four-year College Degree
Long-term substitutes who are retired teachers

$85.00 per day
$115.00 per day
$115.00 per day

Paperwork Packet, Background Check and Training Requirements
ALL substitutes will be required to complete the following items PRIOR to becoming an active substitute with Fauquier County Public Schools:

  1. Paperwork Packet
  2. Virginia State Police fingerprint check and FBI fingerprint check
  3. You will be required to pay $47.00 for the background investigations.
  4. This can be done by personal check or money order, made payable to “Treasurer, Fauquier County”
  5. Cash is not accepted.
  6. Social Services Child Protective Services Registry background check.
  7. Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding for Educators This training is free online at When you complete the training, you will be emailed a certificate of completion.
  8. Click here to retrieve the Fauquier County reference form or submit letters of reference with your paperwork packet.

Questions about the process? Please contact Human Resources at 540-422-8300 or 540-422-8319.

Date Last Modified: 01/21/2016


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