Substitute Teaching at LOISD

  • Thank you for your interest in becoming a substitute teacher for Lone Oak ISD. You are filling a critical position in our school system by acting as a "guest teacher" on the days that our teachers are not able to be in the classroom. 

    Please follow the steps below in order to complete the application process. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resource Specialist, Jan DeWitt, at 


    Step One - Application and Employment Paperwork

    All substitute teachers must complete a Substitute Teacher Application. Along with the application, please complete each of the following documents:

    DPS Criminal History Verification

    Criminal History Information Request

    Business Office Information Sheet

    Direct Deposit Authorization Form

    TRS New Hire Form

    Employment Eligibility Form (I-9) - Page 1

    Employee's Withholding Certificate (W-4)

    Letter of Reasonable Assurance

    Substitute Teacher Job Description


    Once these documents have been completed in their entirety, please return to LOISD HR by either emailing or by submitting hard copies to the Administration Building - ATTN: Jan DeWitt.

    Please include a copy of the following:

    Driver's license

    Social security card

    GED/HS diploma or college transcripts, if applicable. 


    Step Two - Virtual Training

    We now have virtual training available for our substitute teachers. Once all of the documents listed above have been submitted, please complete the virtual training by reviewing the following documents:

     Substitute Help Guide

    Substitute QuickStart Guide

    Substitute Mobile App


    Step Three - Fingerprinting

    Once all requested documents have been received, HR will email you with details regarding your fingerprinting appointment.  You will be responsible for the $48.25 fee for fingerprinting. If you have previously been fingerprinted for employment by the Texas Education Agency, please let us know so that we can verify that your information is already in the system. Once results have been received, you will be contacted once more by our HR department with further instructions. 

    Once your Frontline account is set up, you will have access to additional resources and training videos. We encourage you explore the app/website and watch all available training videos.  


    Helpful Information


    Substitute Pay

     Substitute for a Teacher Position 

    Certified Teacher - $125/day 

    College Degree - $125/day

    High School Diploma/GED - $100/day


    Long-term Substitute

    Long-term substitute pay takes effect after 20 consecutive days in the same classroom/teaching position.

    Certified Teacher - $130/day

    College Degree - $130/day


    Cafeteria/Custodian Position: $10.00 per hour

    Bus Driver Position: $25.00 per trip


    All employees, substitutes included, are paid monthly, on or before the 25th of every month. Direct deposit is available and encouraged. Checks are NOT available for pickup. Checks will be mailed if you choose not to do direct deposit. A pay period is the 16th through the 15th of the following month (ex. Days worked from September 16th through October 15th will be paid on the October payroll check on the 25th). 


    Please contact HR if any of the following information changes:



    Tax Status

    Bank Account Information


    It is recommended that you keep a record of the days and for which teachers you have worked. 


    Note: If you are a retired teacher and you receive a monthly annuity check from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, please contact Jan DeWitt - HR Specialist to let her know the month and year you retired. If you have questions regarding your paycheck you may reach out to Jan at 903.634.5269 or email

    Fica Alternative Retirement Plan

    Pay Dates

    School Calendar