Substitute Teaching in Weston

Substitute teachers are important members of the Weston Public School staff. Substitute teaching is an excellent way to learn about our schools while allowing principals and teachers to get to know you. To qualify as a substitute teacher, you need a college degree but do not need formal teacher training. However, you do need to enjoy and respect children and the educational process. Most substitute teaching assignments are at the elementary and middle levels and cover every subject area including special education. As a substitute teacher you may select the days of the week you wish to work, and the subjects/grade levels you desire.

If you are interested in being a Substitute Teacher, please contact the Human Resources Office , to set up an appointment to come in and complete  new employee enrollment forms.


  1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and copies of transcripts and/or teaching certificate.
  2. Student teacher’s training or classroom teaching experience.
  3. Satisfactory Criminal Offender Records Inquiry (CORI) prior to start of substitute teaching.
  4. Satisfactory Statewide Applicant Fingerprinting Identification Services (SAFIS) prior to start of substitute teaching.
  5. Complete the annual regulatory training for school personnel.


Weston Public Schools utilizes an automated service that greatly simplifies and streamlines the process of notifying you when your services are needed in the district.  This service, called AESOP, utilizes both phone and internet to assist you in locating jobs in our school district.  You can visit AESOP’s website anytime, day or night, to see the substituting vacancies in our schools, up to 120 days in advance.  Teachers can leave you their lesson plans online, and you can view communications from the teacher prior to taking the assignment.  AESOP is flexible and allows you to set your own schedule.

AESOP Substitute Quick Start Guide

Weston Public Schools reserves the right to limit the schools a substitute can work in based on feedback from a building principal.


Training for all substitutes consists of on-line documents which you can read from your home computer.  New substitutes must complete all training and verify with their digital signature within one month of their date of hiring.  Please click on each link and read the material in it’s entirety.

  1. Mandated Reporter Guide – report any incident directly to the Building Principal.
  2. Ethics – summary of the conflict of interest law for municipal employees.


  1. Step 1: (Day 1-20) $100.00 per full teaching day (no benefits).
  2. Step 2: (Day 21-90 within one school year) $115.00 per full teaching day (no benefits).
  3. Step 3: (After serving 90 days within one school year, from Day 91 on) $130.00 per full teaching day.
  4. Part-time substitutes are paid a half-day rate if the assignment is for 4.0 hours or less.
  5. Full-day substitutes are expected to serve the whole school-day (including the 25 minute lunch period), not leave the school grounds during the work day and assume all responsibilities and duties given by the principal of the school, not to exclude occasional clerical and lunch aide duties and study hall and activity supervision. These guidelines apply to half-day substitutes, who are expected to work up to 4 hours.
  6. Long-Term Substitute Teacher’s Rate: After 20 consecutive days in the same teacher’s assignment: $225.00 per full teaching day or percentage thereof for part-time substitutes, retroactive to the first day of the assignment (eligible for insurance if the assignment us expected to last six months or longer).
  7. Substitutes are paid on Thursday of each week, two weeks after the time worked. The paycheck will be mailed to your home address of record.


The OBRA deduction is to satisfy the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 which requires that all employee of state and local government participate in a meaningful retirement plan. Seven and a half (7.5%) percent will be deducted from each paycheck to be placed in the Massachusetts State Tax-Deferred Compensation Plan, managed by the Great-West Retirement Services. The principle of your accumulated deductions may be retrieved when you discontinue your availability as an occasional employee.

School Hours

You are required to arrive at the designated school at least 15 minutes prior to the first class. The schools’ starting and ending times are listed below. If you are not able to arrive on time due to an emergency, you must call the principal via the direct number:

Middle and High School:
Monday through Friday: 8:45 am – 3:15 pm

Elementary Schools:
Monday through Friday (Pre-School): 8:45 am – 12:45 pm

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Kindergarten): 8:00 am – 2:20 pm
Wednesday (Kindergarten): 8:00 am – 12:15 pm

Grade 1 through Grade 5:
Monday through Friday (Grades 1 through 5) 8:00 am – 2:20 pm

Report to the school secretary’s office upon arrival. The school secretary will hand you the lessons plans for your classes. She will also show you the student attendance, lunch procedures, and other school requirements.