Substitute Teacher Information
Quality subsitute teachers are a vital component of a school district. HISD has established the following handbook, training video, and supplemental materials to better prepare substitute teachers for their experience in district classrooms. All training materials, required documentation, and verification oath are linked to webpage.
All perspective substitutes are required to complete a Substitute Training Course and complete required paperwork prior to employment. Candidates for employment as substitute teachers are required to:
(1) verify that he/she has viewed the training video and understand the guidelines, practices, etc. that were addressed in the video;
(2) verify that have read the Substitute Teacher Handbook and understand what is expected of them as a substitute teacher; and
(3) verify they have read the Student Handbook (English) (Spanish) and understand the student expectations and policies to enforce as a substitute teacher.
Verification oaths are submitted online and are maintained in the administration office.
If additional infomation is needed, please contact the district administration offices.
Required Substitute Teacher Training & Information
3. Safety Training
1 hr Onsite training - HISD Campus Security
Contact Administration Office for training schedule.
2. Required Documentation
___Completed application form (Form available online)
___Fingerprinted (cost approx. $52)
___Transcript (High School, College) or equivalent
Substitute Teacher Handbook (19 pgs)
Individual Sections of Substitute Teacher Handbook:
Great Substitutes, pg 6
Professionalism, pg 7
Classroom Guidelines, pg 10
Discipline, pg 12
Procedures, pg 14
Final Thought, pg 15
Appendix, Sponge Activities pg 16+
Yearly Supplement to Handbook