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Ukiah Unified increases daily substitute pay to $200

If you are interested in serving as a substitute teacher, contact the Ukiah Unified School District human resources department at 707-472-5030. You can find more specific information on qualifying to be a substitute teacher in California at


One of the greatest challenges of the 2021/22 school year is a shortage of staff, especially substitute teachers. Ukiah Unified has increased recruitment measures this year and continues to find ways to get the word out about job opportunities in the District. The latest step the District has taken is to increase the daily pay rate for substitute teachers from $150 a day to $200 a day starting on November 29th through the end of the 2021/22 school year. 


If you are currently enrolled in college and have completed 90 units or have a bachelor’s degree, you are on your way to being a substitute teacher! The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is currently waiving the substitute credential application fee, so it’s a great time to apply! Applicants have to meet a “basic skills” requirement, and there are multiple ways to meet that requirement.


There are many benefits to being a substitute teacher. Substitutes can choose which classes they substitute in and when they work! For those considering becoming a teacher, substituting is a great way to enter into a fantastic profession! Retirees who want to supplement their income find the flexibility of substituting the perfect way to make extra money while still having time to travel and spend time with friends and family. 


Assistant Superintendent Nicole Glentzer shares, “Teaching children is the most rewarding profession. Each day you come to work, you get to make a difference in a child’s life in your community. Please join our team!”