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Substitute Information & Forms

Cheney Public Schools is always seeking qualified substitutes to work in our schools. Please apply online: We are pleased that our current substitutes chose to substitute with our district. The role of a substitute can be challenging and demanding, but also very rewarding. We recognize that every substitute is a crucial member of the district and plays an important part for the success of every student. For more information regarding substituting with Cheney Public Schools, please contact:

Leigh Lubbers, HR Admin Assistant, (509) 559-4542 or

If you have questions about substitute positions in the areas of custodial services, nutrition services, or student transportation please contact the appropriate department as listed as follows:

  • Custodial Services: Diana Willand, (509) 559-4948 
  • Nutrition Services: Jennifer Cantrell, (509) 559-4594
  • Transportation (bus drivers/non-CDL drivers/bus aides): Heather Holmes, (509) 559-4523

All sub positions require application online:            


Teacher & Paraeducator Substitutes

Accepting applications for on-call/substitute teachers and paraeducators. Monday-Friday. Must be 18 years old and pass a background check.

Fully-certified substitute teacher salary: $150/day;

Emergency certified substitute teacher salary: $135/day;

Paraeducator substitute wage range: $17.25-$18.35/hour, depending on position. 

For more information call (509) 559-4542


Custodial Substitutes

Accepting applications for on-call/substitute custodians. Must be 21 years old, pass a background check, and have own transportation. Shifts vary: 5:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; 3:00-11:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Training provided.

Wage: $20.05/hour. 

For more information call (509) 559-4948


Nutrition Services Substitutes

Accepting applications for on-call/substitute kitchen assistants. Food Handler's Permit required. Must be 18 years old and pass a background check. 

Wage range: $17.50-$20.50/hour, depending on position.

For more information call (509) 559-4594


Bus Driver, Non-CDL Driver & Bus Supervision Aide Substitutes

Accepting applications for on-call/substitute school bus drivers and school bus supervision aides. Must be 22 years old to drive bus and 18 years old to be a bus aide and must pass a background check. Training provided.

Bus Driver wage: $22.00/hour; Non-CDL Driver wage: $18.00; Bus Aide wage: $16.75/hour.

For more information call (509) 559-4523


2023-24 Substitute Handbook


Substitutes FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Substitute Sick Leave Use Form (I-1433)

Download. Complete. Sign/Date. Submit to Building/Department Secretary.

Absence Management 

Cheney Public Schools uses Red Rover Absence Management software to manage substitute employees and the available substitute positions. Below are some links for helpful tips and instructions on navigating through the system. Please call or email Leigh if you have questions or need additional assistance.

DRS Substitute Retirement Service Credits

Substitute Exclusion Form