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Substitute Information and Requirements

Teaching and Non-Teaching Positions

All substitute applicants are required to complete a Fauquier County Public Schools' employment application, paperwork packet, background check, and attend an orientation/training session.

Substitutes for CLASSIFIED Positions

Positions included:

  • Instructional Assistants
    • Special Education
    • Computer Lab
    • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • In-School Suspension (ISS)
  • School Health Nurse (BSN, LPN or RN required)*
  • Courier
  • Food Service
  • Custodian

*Position is eligible for long-term rates – see below

Employment Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete Paperwork, Background Check, and Training Requirements listed below
  • Hold a High School Degree or GED (all classified positions listed except food service or custodian).

Pay Information:

Food Service - $9.35 per hour
Courier - $9.68 per hour
Custodian - $10.09 per hour
School Nurse* - $85.00 per day

Substitutes for TEACHER Positions

Positions included:

  • Substitute Teachers*
  • Librarian*
  • Homebound Instruction
  • SOL Tutors

Pay Information:

Non-Degreed - $70.00 per day
Degreed - $85.00 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 School Health Nurse Substitutes

$85.00 per day
$100.00 per day
$100.00 per day

Paperwork Packet, Background Check and Training Requirements
ALL substitutes will be required to complete the following items PRIOR to be permitted to attend an orientation session:

  1. Paperwork Packet – Download and fill out prior to coming to Human Resources
  2. Virginia State Police fingerprint check and FBI fingerprint check
  3. You will be required to pay $44.00 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.

Important Dates

Application Window

Paperwork Packet Deadline

Substitute Orientation Date

Tuesday, June 11, 2014 – Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014







All orientation sessions are held at the Marshall Community Center. Substitute orientation/training sessions will last approximately 4 hours. The time will be 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration is required. Registration will not be permitted until application submission, paperwork packet, and background check are completed.

Questions about the process? Please contact Human Resources at 540-422-8300 or via email:

Date Last Modified: 07/08/2014


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