Substitute information

The district hires substitutes for both short-term and long-term assignments. Substitutes are needed for all types of positions from clerical to classroom teachers.

How do I become a substitute?

All substitute jobs applications are submitted using GISD's Online Application System.

If you do not find a substitute job posting, please check back. New postings are made as they become available.

  1. Click the Apply button next to a Substitute position in Job Listings.
  2. After your information is complete, you will receive a confirmation number and your information will be saved allowing you to return at any time to submit additional applications.
  3. If chosen, you will receive an email invitation with all hiring details.
  4. If you do not get an email invite for that job posting and you are still interested, apply for the next substitute job posting.

View job postings & apply


All substitutes are required to be fingerprinted by Texas state law to be allowed to work in a public school. The 80th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 9 (SB 9), which mandated the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to acquire criminal history through fingerprint submission. This process requires the individual to hold a state-issued driver’s license or state-issued ID card. The cost for fingerprinting is just under $50. The district will not reimburse applicants for fingerprinting expenses. Previous fingerprinting that you may have completed for a real estate license, nursing license or day care will not be accepted by the state. If you are certified to teach in the state of Texas and have been digitally fingerprinted for certifications purposes, we will be able to acquire the results quickly.

If you are recommended for hire as a substitute, and you have not been fingerprinted through TEA, you will receive a service code to set up your fingerprinting with this IdentoGo.

Requirements & procedures

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Payment information

Absence management

Absence Management makes it easy to submit absences and find substitute positions.

Call In System: 1-800-942-3767

Contact us

For substitute assistance, contact:

Lisa Clark
Substitute Office Manager

Blanca Moctezuma
Substitute Office Secretary