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If you would like to be considered as a substitute for the 2015-2016 school year, you may submit or update your online application after July 1, 2015 at The substitute application process is as follows:

  • Complete the online application, including accurate email addresses for references.
  • Contact your professional references and ensure they have completed the electronic reference request form. The form is sent from the email address and is titled "Applicant reference questions." Plano ISD requires two professional references to be completed.
  • Applications are reviewed on a weekly basis after references have been submitted. Your application will be reviewed. If you are selected, you will be contacted with further instructions regarding fingerprinting.

We are grateful to have an abundance of substitute applicants; please understand with the high volume of interest, not all applicants will be selected.

Current / Former PISD Employees:  Once you have submitted a resignation and it has been processed by Human Resources, you may complete the online application from the link above, select New Applicant and create a new TEAMS user ID and password.  After you have submitted your online application, send an e-mail stating your interest in substituting for the upcoming school year to  In your e-mail, please indicate your status as a former employee and if you have recently retired through TRS.

NOTE: If you have recently retired through TRS, we will begin the hiring process for you thirty days after the later of: the date you receive your last PISD paycheck; or your last day of employment.   

Thank you for your interest in substituting for Plano ISD!


Questions regarding the substitute application process may be sent to .

Applicants interested in becoming a substitute nurse must be licensed and selected by the PISD Director of District Health. Resumes for substitute nurse positions may be sent to .