• Substitutes - Thrive With Us


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    Plano ISD is a community of leaders and learners. Our school district represents a great opportunity for educators to grow and develop professionally.



  • Application Process

     You will need to reserve about an hour to complete the application. 

    The below documents are available for assistance in completing the application.

    Instruction Manual Supplement for Substitutes

    If you have any questions, you may contact the PISD Help Desk at 469-752-8767.

  • Substitute Information

    Effective January 2, 2019, we will no longer process substitute applications for the 2018-2019 school year.  To be considered as a substitute for the 2019-2020 school year, submit or update your online application after July 1, 2019.  Substitute teachers are required to have a bachelor’s degree.  Clerical/assistant substitutes must have the equivalent of a high school diploma.

  • 1. Complete the Application

    Complete the application using the "Apply Now" button to the left. Plano ISD requires 2 professional references, with at least one coming from a current or former supervisor. Please include accurate email addresses for both references.

    Contact your professional references and ensure they have completed the electronic reference request form. The form is sent from the email address donotreply@pisd.edu and is titled "Applicant reference questions". Delays in reference submissions will delay the process.

    If you are a current/former PISD employee: 
    Once you have submitted a resignation and it has been processed by Human Resources, you may complete the online application by selecting New Applicant and creating a new TEAMS user ID and password. 

  • 2. Email substitute@pisd.edu

    Please email substitute@pisd.edu to indicate your continued interest in substituting. 

    If you are a current/former PISD employee:
    Please indicate your status as a former employee and if you have recently retired through TRS.
    Note: If you have recently retired through TRS (ex. May - June 2018), we will begin the substitute process for you after September 1, 2018.

  • We are grateful to have an abundance of substitute applicants; please understand with the high volume of interest, not all applicants will be selected.  Employment of substitutes is initiated according to the current needs of Plano ISD and the qualifications of the applicant.  The district may give preference to the employment of substitute teachers who hold a valid teaching certificate. 

  • Substitute Resources

  • Criminal History Guidelines

    Every person who wishes to serve as a District employee, volunteer, camp counselor, private teacher or contractor, or any other person who will have contact with District students shall have a criminal history search performed. More information

    The 80th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 9 (SB 9), which mandated the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to acquire criminal history through fingerprint submission on: (1) all certified educators who are currently employed, (2) all substitutes and (3) non-certified employees hired after January 1, 2008. This process requires the individual to hold a state-issued driver's license or state-issued ID card.



  • Substitute Nurses OnlyApplicants 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 staci.antelo@pisd.edu

  • Contact Us
    Human Resources Department
    2700 W. 15th Street, Plano TX 75075    
    (469) 752-8135   |    Fax (469) 752-8009
    substitute@pisd.edu