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How to become a substitute in the Guilderland Central School District  

The Guilderland School District maintains a master list of substitute certified teachers, certified teaching assistants, teacher aides, monitors, typists, registered nurses and food service workers. This list is used by each of the schools to contact substitutes when a regular employee is absent.


Instructional substitutes (teachers and nurses)

The Guilderland Central School District would be pleased to have your name appear on our master Substitute Teacher List. Only those holding teacher certification will be placed on the Certified Substitute List for Guilderland. All substitute teachers and nurses will be processed by the Capital Region BOCES Substitute Coordination Service ONLY. Please do not contact the Office of Human Resources if you wish to be a substitute teacher or nurse. Instead, please call Capital Region BOCES at 518-464-5127. Learn more about the BOCES substitute service (PDF)

Teacher substitute rates for the 2016–17 school year are as follows:

$105 per full-day (Certified)

$90 per full-day (District approved non-certified)

$170 per day for long-term service – i.e. 15 consecutive days for the same teacher (retroactive to the first day of service).


Elementary Schools
Work day is 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The expectation and the rate of pay is determined based on the elementary teacher work day. Pay for any substitutes working less than a full day would be prorated for that day. If substitutes leave and sign out before 3:15, the pay would not be at the full-day rate.

Farnsworth Middle School
Work day is 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (1/2 day AM, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1/2 day PM, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Guilderland High School
Work day 7:25 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Rates are determined by half or full day.

Substitute support staff workers (teaching assistants) and non-instructional substitutes
The Guilderland Central School District would also be pleased to have your name appear on our master substitute list. Only those holding certification will be eligible to work as a teaching assistant for Guilderland. Please complete ALL of the following forms (required for employment) and return them in person, with the proper forms of identification, to the Office for Human Resources:

Substitute Applications: Teaching Assistant; Substitute Teaching Assistant

Civil Service Application, ACS-21 (except teaching assistants)

W-4 form

Fingerprinting and Security Background Check *Please note: Fingerprinting costs and appointments will be overseen by the district for substitutes and new hires for non-instructional staff.  This includes: bus drivers, bus attendants, aide/monitors, food service, custodial and maintenance, auto mechanics and clerical.

Retirement system information, and

Form I-9 - Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which must be filled out in the presence of a school representative. Bring qualifying documents from List A or Lists B and C.

All forms above are PDF documents. These forms can also be obtained by calling the Human Resources Office, 456-6200, ext. 3114.

Substitute pay rates for the 2016-17 school year are as follows:

Auto/Maintenance Mechanic – $14.00 per hour

Bus Attendant – $10.00 per hour

Bus Driver – $14.25 per hour

Secretary/Clerical – $ 10.00 per hour

Retired GCDS Secretary/Clerical – $14.45 per hour

Custodial Worker/Maintenance – $11.70 per hour

Food Service Worker – $9.70 per hour

Teacher Aide/Monitor – $9.70 per hour

Teaching Assistant – $9.70 per hour 

Licensed Practical Nurse – $19.00 per hour

Registered Nurse – $22.00 per hour


Please note: Hired teachers and teaching assistants are responsible for their own fingerprint clearance.  Learn more about fingerprinting


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