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2022-2023 Prop A Substitute Teacher

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Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 54,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 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, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and 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.

What It Means to Work Here

The SFUSD community is unified by our Core Values:

  • Student-centered: We put students’ needs first
  • Fearless: We persist through challenges
  • United: We celebrate and build on each other’s strengths
  • Social Justice: We stand with those most vulnerable in our community
  • Diversity-driven: We respect and seek to understand each person


We are also inspired by 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.

Who We Want

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.


For the start of the 2022-23 school year, all SFUSD classrooms will be In-person. As such, all Prop A substitutes will be expected to work in-person and conduct all their teaching assignments in the classroom. Prop A substitutes will be responsible for the continued learning of all students in their classroom, maintaining a safe and supportive classroom culture, and collaborating with other teachers and administrators to ensure a successful school day.


Prop A substitutes support High Potential schools that serve San Francisco’s most historically underserved populations and communities, and that have lower rates of academic achievement compared to other schools in the district. SFUSD will continue to have our Prop A substitutes support our highest priority absences while ensuring that equity remains a focal point at the heart of the program.

Minimum Qualifications


    In light of the approval of SB 1397, starting January 1st, 2023, through January 1st, 2024, the basic skills requirement is waived for 30 Day Sub permits. In addition to this requirement, any substitute permits issued during this time would not need to meet the basic skills requirement permanently. The following are required:


  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution
  • Negative TB test administered within 60 days of hire
  • Clearance of fingerprint background check
  • Be available for assignments at least once a week, particularly on Mondays and Fridays
  • Be flexible and willing to work all SFUSD schools, particularly at our High Potential Schools
  • Work at least 12 days during the first semester, at least one day per week, or a minimum of 36 days by the end of the school year

Desired Qualifications

The strongest candidates will:

  • Be Patient: remain calm in difficult situations
  • Be Flexible and Adaptable: make quick decisions on the fly 
  • Be Resilient: have a thick skin and understand where kids are coming from
  • Be Creative: engage kids in multiple ways 
  • Be Sensitive to cultural differences 
  • Be Firm: maintain classroom control 
  • Be Caring: prioritize the needs of the students 
  • Get to know their students!
  • Build good relationships with school staff

What We Offer


  • Prop A substitutes receive a daily rate of $287.57. 


  • 10 day bonus: an additional $34.46 per day is earned after working ten (10) consecutive days in the same assignment. After the 10th day the additional amount is paid retroactively. 
  • Quality Teacher and Education Act (QTEA) bonus: The following bonuses will be paid after the end of each semester.
    • $200 for teaching at least sixty (60) days per semester 
    • $400 for teaching at least fifty (50) days per semester in High Potential school(s)


  • Medical and Dental Benefits
  • Tailored support and training from the Substitute Office
  • City-Wide Neighborhood Zone Parking Pass 

How to Apply

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Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the San Francisco Unified School District.

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities.

For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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