Substitute Teachers

  • Guest Teachers are an important resource for Bismarck Public Schools. They provide our students with the opportunity to continue learning while their teacher is out of the classroom.

    The daily rate of pay for substitute teachers is $140.00 for a full day and $70.00 for a half day.

    The district uses an automated system, Frontline Absence Management (Aesop). This system allows individual guest teachers a great deal of flexibility in setting their schedules and accepting substitute teaching positions. Guest teachers can find and accept jobs by going to the Frontline website, allowing the system to call you with availalbe jobs, or using the Frontline mobile app.


    Interested in becoming a guest teacher for Bismarck Public Schools?  




    In order to substitute teach, you must have either a valid North Dakota Teaching License or an Interim Sub License. The license can be obtained through the Education Standards and Practices Board.

    Education Standards and Practices Board logo

    Click this link to their website ESPB or you may contact them by phone at 701-328-9641.

    After receiving proper licensure from the state of North Dakota, the first step is to complete our online application through TalentEd Recruit & Hire. The link is below.

    After the substitute application has been completed, someone from Human Resources will contact you for further instructions.



    TalentEd Recruit & Hire 

    The Bismarck Public School District uses an online application process. All external applicants must complete the online application to be considered for all job openings with BPS.

Absence Management

  • Absence Management (formerly Aesop)

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    Bismarck Public Schools uses Absence Management to secure substitute teachers. 

    You will be able to login and accept jobs online and/or the system can call you with job opportunities.

    Frontline also has a mobile app you can download (Google Play or App Store). 

    Using the app, you can get a notification of available jobs right to your mobile device, accept available jobs, view job details, and search and view available jobs.


    If you have questions about this system, please contact Robin in Human Resources at 701-323-4094.


Substitute Teacher Training

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  is a great resource for substitute teachers.  Founded as the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University in 1995, provides research-based training materials and services designed to improve student achievement when students are taught by a substitute teacher. has forged ahead implementing research-based practices to improve recruiting, training, and retention efforts in school districts throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

    The website also offers information, newsletters and training for substitute teachers.  Click this link to access their website and sign up for a free newsletter.


    Training for Substitute Teachers

    Training is offered once or twice a year for substitute teachers.  We provide information on technology, safety, and classroom management.

    Check back next fall for training opportunities.

    Subs attending training on technology





Sub of the Month Award

  • Each month, one of our guest teachers will be chosen as the Sub of the Month and featured in the Intercom employee newsletter.  Each winner receives a gift bag of prizes donated by Which Wich Restaurant and Capital Credit Union. 

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    2020-21 Subs of the Month



  • Cover of the book The First Days of School We highly recommend the book The First Days of School by Harry Wong and Rosemary Wong for substitutes to read, especially if they are new to substituting and/or don't have a teaching certificate.  You may purchase your own copy or you may check it out from the Library Media Office located in the Hughes Educational Center, 806 N Washington St. in Bismarck.


    Cover of Substitute Teacher Handbook The Substitute Teacher Handbook has a lot of useful information about our schools, starting your day, filler activities and more.  Please take some time to familiarize yourself with this material. You may obtain a copy by contacting Robin at Human Resources at 701-323-4094.


    Cover of Substitute Teacher Information Packet The Substitute Teacher Packet contains a variety of items that will be helpful to have at home, such as a list of all the schools, their addresses and phone numbers; safety information; school calendar; a pay day schedule, etc. You may obtain a copy by contacting Robin in Human Resources at 701-323-4094.