• Welcome to Substitute Services

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      Governor Sisolak has issued an emergency regulation in response to the extreme shortage of substitute teachers.  This regulations allows anyone who is 18 years or older with a high school diploma, the opportunity to become a substitute teacher for Washoe County School District.


      If you are interested in gaining real experience in classrooms or via remote instruction, the steps are as follows:

      First:Apply for an Emergency Substitute Teaching License.Click Here for Nevada Department of Education Application Portal.

      Second:Apply to become a substitute teacher (guest teacher) with the Washoe County School District WCSD Substitute Teaching Application

      Note: The daily pay rate for substitute teachers in WCSD is $45 for ½ day and $90 for a full day.


      Thank you for your consideration in helping students and teachers in the Washoe County School District as a substitute teacher.



      Mission Statement

      Washoe County School District’s mission is to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future, and our substitute teachers play an integral part. Substitute teaching is a demanding job that requires positive attitudes, organization, mental preparation, flexibility, knowledge and skill. We value our Substitute Teachers who contribute to student achievement through their commitment to quality education!
      Guest (Substitute) Teachers provide a safe and supportive environment for students entrusted in their care. They play a vital role in enabling us to maintain continuity of student academic achievement, thus maximizing the potential of each child passing through our doors. Substitute Services would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your willingness to serve our children and our schools.




    • The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.

      For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.