rapides old 1Naomi Jones  - Director of Human Resources
(318) 487-0888

Rapides Parish School System is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment on the basis of qualifications without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex or handicapping condition. As provided by federal law, applicants may request accommodations in order to complete the application or to take any required employment test.

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Naomi Jones -  Director of Human Resources 

Staff Contact Information


peggy   Keisha
 Peggy Brouillette

*Continued employment
*Transfer documents
*Annual contract preparation
Marilyn Paul

*Department correspondence and inquiries
*Sick leave verification
Kesha Allen

*Advertisements for vacancies
*Personnel records requests
*Experience/Employment verification
 cheryl   Barbara
Cheryl Jones

*Substitute applications
  Barbara Trotter

*Fingerprinting/Drug screening
*New hires contracts
*Administrative contracts
*Highly qualified
*Safety meetings

Current Vacancies

 All applications MUST be submitted Applicant Portal

New Allio Applicant portal please update any bookmarks - 

Applicant Portal - https://rapides.applicantportal.com/


(See "Substitute Info" for assistance in creating an online application.)

Need help reseting your Alio APPLICANT portal password?

All professional and support vacancies are listed on the applicant portal. Click the link above. 


Temporary Food Service Substitute Workers
Interested applicants should contact Ms. Erma Davis at 318-442-0910 or

Bus Operators:
Interested applicants should contact the Transportation Department at 318-449-3108


Substitute Info

To become a substitute employee, you must:

1.  Attend a safety meeting each school year PRIOR to beginning employment.  Meetings are scheduled for September 13, October 11,  and November 8 in the Board Room at 9 AM on the bottom floor of the main school board office. Also, there is a meeting sheduled for January 17 in the RPSB Media Center at 9 AM.

January 17th Safety Meething has been reschudled for January 24th 9:00 AM-11:00 AM in the RPSB Media Center.

***A special safety meeting will be held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 8 AM in the RPSB Media Center.***

2.  Be fingerprinted every 3 years. ***New substitutes will NOT be fingerprinted until after you have attended a safety meeting.  Volunteers will not be fingerprinted until after August 15, 2017.***

    Click this link to schedule fingerprints.  We fingerprint from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Our office closes at 4:00 PM. 

    Schedule Here          (You may have to create a free Google account.)

3.  Submit an online application through the Applicant Portal. 


To submit an application through the Applicant Portal, click on the link below and follow these steps.

    1. Once you are in the applicant portal, select the “Job Search” tab.

    2. Select the Substitute Position you would like to apply for. Click the position again on the next screen.

    3. Click “Apply Now” (found on the right side of the page)

    4. Sign Up

    5. Create username and password. (Please write it down and put in a safe place. We cannot retrieve it for you.)

    6. Complete everything with a red mark and click “Submit” at the bottom.

    7. Go to the Resume Tab/ My documents & Letters. You must save you documents to your computer as a pdf, jpg, bmp, xls, doc, or txt. Then attach them to your Document and letters. If you don’t have a scanner, you can take a picture with your phone and send it to your email. Save the picture to your computer and upload the picture to your application. The public library can assist you, or you may call Human Resources for assistance.

Create only ONE online application. You can apply for other positions by simply clicking “Apply Now” and signing into your existing account. It’s really simple.


*Subs are restricted to 18 working days per month.

*Pay scale - daily rate

     $50.75 - Secretary, paraprofessional, custodian, food service, teacher with high school diploma

     $53.20 - food service after working 420 consecutive hours

     $65.00 - teacher with a 4-year degree

     $125.00 - certified teacher


Certification Information

The best source for certification questions and forms is www.teachlouisiana.net. On the right side of the page, you will see a link to certification information. Select the "Certification Application" option to update your certificate, add certifications, etc. Employees complete these documents and bring to Peggy Brouillette for review and signature by the Director of Human Resources. You can track the status of your application once it reaches the state department by watching “Status of a Certification Application.” Applications take 2-4 weeks to process.

By selecting "Certification Home," you can find information about ways to become certified in Louisiana, out-of-state certification information, and PRAXIS/NTE requirements.

"Certification FAQs" cover many topics, including license renewal and changing your name on your certificate.


Praxis help documents (only availiable to RPSB Employees) - you must log on to your google account.

Retirement Info

Human Resources can assist you with determining your retirement options. You must call to schedule an appointment. Please visit your retirement system’s website for more information.

Teacher’s Retirement System of Louisiana – www.trsl.org (teachers, administrators, food service, secretaries)

                   * NEW TRSL FEATURE: You can find an easy-to-use calculator to determine your benefits.

Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System – www.lsers.state.la.us (maintenance, custodians, bus drivers)


 If you are resigning, complete a resignation form and exit interview. Submit to your principal or Human Resources.

Resignation and Exit Interview Form (must complete BOTH pages)

For use of extended sick leave, leave without pay, FMLA, or medical sabbatical, you must complete an Application for Leave. According to policy, if you are out more than 5 days, you must give your supervisor a doctor’s excuse. 

For leave requiring a physician’s statement, your doctor must complete this form. It must have SPECIFIC DATES.  You must submit this with original signatures to your principal/supervisor.