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Substitute Program

Substitute teachers help maintain our students' academic progress through their commitment to quality teaching and learning. In the absence of the regular classroom teacher, they make a difference in our schools. Substituting offers many benefits to include: a flexible schedule, summers off, participation in professional development, free admittance into most school events, and participation in S.C. Retirement System.

Application Requirements

Applicants interested in substituting must complete the following application requirements before being placed on the substitute list :

You may submit your application and consent for background check anytime during the year.  The District Office will send an invitation to any applicants on file about a month before the next scheduled training session.  All other required paperwork will be issued at the training.

Stewards of Children training

Anderson School District Four is committed to protecting children from sexual abuse.  The Board of Trustees adopted the district's Child Protection Plan on April 13, 2009, which includes guidelines for educating employees on ways to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child abuse.  The District’s Child Protection Plan and Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Policies will be shared with all adults working with children. On-line or face-to-face training will be required for all employees. Training for substitutes will be scheduled through the Human Resources Office.


Training and Orientation
Each school year, Anderson Four holds a series of substitute training sessions.  Training includes two 4-hour sessions.   Certified teachers are required to attend the first day of training only.  In addition, proof of substitute training from another South Carolina school district may be considered in lieu of participating in Anderson Four's substitute training.   All applicants must participate in Stewards of Children training.

Salary Information
All substitutes are required to complete an absence form on the day that substituting occurs.  Forms are available in the front office.  It is suggested that substitutes keep a personal calendar identifying the teacher and date for which you subbed.

Payment for each month will be remitted on the 10th of the following month.  Direct deposit is required for all substitutes, and a detail of days paid will be mailed with a direct deposit notice to the address on file.

Anderson Four Substitute Pay Rates

  • High School Diploma: $65
  • College Degree: $65
  • Nurses:  $120
  • Certified Long-Term in a Certified Position: $120
  • Non-Certified Long-Term in a Certified Position: $75

All approved substitutes for Anderson Four's substitute list receive a substitute card.  This card is to be carried while substituting and allows the individual issued the card free admittance into most school events.

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