Substituting at West Fargo Public Schools

  • Welcome to West Fargo Public Schools! As a substitute in the West Fargo Public Schools, your role is critically important. Whether you take daily assignments or choose to participate in a long-term role, each time you enter a classroom to teach or assist, you are responsible for our community’s most valuable resource…its children.

    The substitute handbook is designed to help you in your efforts to become familiar about our schools and our students. Your responsibility is to replace the regular teacher or paraprofessional and to carry out, to the best of your abilities, the duties and responsibilities of that individual. We trust that each time you substitute, the students will have a meaningful and productive educational experience.

    Thank you for your commitment to the education and development of the students of West Fargo Public Schools!


    Substitute Orientation - August 16, 2021 - West Fargo High School - 8:00 am - noon

    For substitutes that plan to return to work for the upcoming school year, there are several things to know prior to the first day of onsite classes, which begin on August 26, 2021. The West Fargo Public Schools calendar is available here.

    Please monitor your Absence Management account for updates to assignments or web alerts that are released.

    We look forward to working with you and greatly appreciate all that you do to make West Fargo Public Schools the district of choice! 

Substitute Salary Information

  • The current pay schedule for substitute teachers is $112.00 for a full day assignment and $56.00 for a half-day assignment; other daily increments are prorated accordingly.  The daily rate for a long-term substitute position is currently $204.38. Substitute teachers will receive a $130.00 bonus after teaching in the district for 15 fulltime days*; the days need not be consecutive. *The bonus payment will follow the next payday after the 15th full time day has been paid.

    ***Please note that long-term substitute teaching in a classroom with a virtual teacher is not eligible for longevity pay. These assignments remain at $112.00 for a full day for the duration of the assignment.***

    Substitutes teachers may be asked to cover another class assignment during the collaboration or prep period and will be paid for this additional period worked. The school office will report the additional time to the Human Resources Department.

    Substitute paraprofessionals are paid $14.72 per hour. 

    Substitute teachers and paraprofessionals are paid every other Friday by direct deposit. The West Fargo Public School District offers a 403(b) Plan for eligible employees; this includes substitute teachers.