The Decorah Community School District is seeking substitute Classroom Teachers and Associate substitutes. If you are interested or have questions about these positions, please call (563) 382-4208 or email


  • All Substitutes must submit to a criminal background check.
  • Substitute teachers must have a valid Iowa Teaching License, Iowa Substitute License, or Iowa Substitute Authorization License.

Pay Rates

Substitute Pay for the school year are as follows:

Teacher $120.00/day
Nurse $120.00/day
Associate (Paraeducator) $12.24/hour
Food Service $11.77/hour
Administrative Assistant $12.24/hour
Custodian 13.42/hour
Bus Driver Based on route

Additional Teacher Substitute Information

The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners requires all substitute teachers to have or, have had, an Iowa teaching license (or out-of-state teaching license) as well as a Substitute Teaching License. Additionally, Substitute Authorization is offered to those who will substitute for a maximum of five days in one teaching assignment in grades 7-12 only. (UPDATE)

  • Substitute teachers earn $120.00 per day
  • The long-term substitute teacher rate (following ten consistent days in the same position) increases based on the individual substitutes most current step and lanes on the district’s teacher salary schedule (not including TSS funds)
  • You determine the days and hours you want to work (limited to 29.5 hours per week in compliance with the Affordable Care Act)
  • You select the schools in which you want to work
  • Decorah Schools is an equal opportunity employer
  • Substitute Teacher Job Description (coming soon…)

Substitute Teacher Resources

Online Sub Authorization Course Options

Proclamation of Disaster Emergency – Use of Substitute Teachers (effective 7/1/2020)

Substitute Teacher PowerSchool Access