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 with 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 9, 2022 - 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 25, 2022. 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 for the 2022-2023 school year is $140 per day, plus $130.00 for every ten full days subbed (need not be consecutive).  Long-term substitutes earn $204.38/day, and are also eligible for $130.00 bonus for every ten full days subbed.

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

    Substitute paraprofessionals are paid $15.08 per hour beginning July 1, 2022. 

    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.