The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose. Our goal is that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.
When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. In 2014, SFUSD created an inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives. SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.
As a substitute teacher for SFUSD, you will be responsible for the continued learning of all students in your classroom, maintain a safe and supportive classroom culture, and collaborate with other teachers and administrators to ensure a successful school day.
During their first year of hire, Day-to-Day Substitutes are unfortunately not eligible for district-subsidized health or dental benefits. However, in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, at the end of each fiscal year (6/30), the District conducts a "Look Back", in which it calculates the hours that each employee has worked that year.
Employees who work a minimum average of 20-29 hours per week from the beginning of the school year will be eligible for healthcare coverage for the following school year. You can read more about substitute healthcare coverage here.
Please note that this only applies to employees who have worked an entire school year; if you are hired mid-school year, you unfortunately won't be eligible for the Look Back that school year.
*Once employees receive the Step 2 pay rate and/or health benefits, they must work the same average minimum the following school year in order to keep the Step 2 rate and/or health insurance coverage for the subsequent school year.
As a substitute teacher, you will be able to:
We want talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and problem solvers comfortable in a community of continuous learning.
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Where should I sent my transcripts/ CBEST? Candidates who are given an offer after the interview event will be given detailed instructions for applying for a substitute permit with the California Teaching Commission. We advise holding off on submitting your own materials to them as it can delay the process.
I am a student teacher; do I need to apply or interview? If you are only interested in subbing for your master teacher, you will be able to skip the interview after submitting your application and reference. If you plan to sub in any other classroom, you will be required to go through the regular application process.
I was a sub for SFUSD in the past; do I need to reapply? Yes; all individuals who are not currently active substitutes need to submit an application.
I have another position with SFUSD; do I need to reapply? Yes; all individuals who are not currently active substitutes need to submit an application.