To become a substitute employee, you must:

1.  Attend a safety meeting each school year PRIOR to beginning employment. 

September 12, 2018 -  9:00 AM-12:00PM
October 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM-12:00PM
November 14, 2018 9:00 AM-12:00PM
January 16, 2019 - 9:00 AM-12:00PM
February 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM-12:00PM

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


Louisiana BelievesLouisiana Department of Education    Louisiana Homework HelpHomework Help Public LibraryRapides Parish Library Teacher Workshop DatabaseCoursewhere Louisiana Report FraudReport Fraud

child abuseReporting Child Abuse or Neglect
Call 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) toll free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

619 Sixth Street/P.O. Box 7117   |   Alexandria, La 71306   |   Phone: 318-487-0888   |  Fax: 318 449-3167
Hours of Operation M-F 7:30 am - 4:00 pm  Directions
Rapides Schools on Facebook Rapides Twitter

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.
Asbestos Inspection and Management Plan Availability

Questions about our website Email or call Ranay Lozada - (318) 449-8627 Ext 213 -  
Have photos to be placed on slideshow, please email unedited photos to
Only photos submitted by school personnel will be accepted.