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Substitute Teacher Handbook


Substitute Teacher & Staff Handbook




Substitute Teaching


Steps to Becoming a PRSD Substitute Teacher


Qualified persons interested in substitute teaching must complete an application, obtain a district substitute handbook, and attend the substitute teacher workshop.  ALL WORKSHOPS ARE HELD 3-4 TIMES A SCHOOL YEAR FROM 3:00-3:30. Please contact:

PRSD District Central Office

Dianne Ferrara, Administrative Assistant / HR

22 Main St

West Newbury, MA 01985


Workshops are held periodically, so check the district website or contact HR for upcoming opportunities.


Minimum of 2 years of college required to sub for a teacher



  • Completed Substitute Teacher Application Form

You may pick up an application form at the Superintendent's Office anytime from 8:00a.m.-4:00pm

  1. Letter of Intent 
  2. Resume 
  3. Personal References (Names and contact information) 
  4. Interests and availability


  • Two identification sources
    1. Social Security Card
    2. Birth Certificate
    3. Driver’s license
    4. U.S. Passport
    5. Other official document that establishes identity 


  • Completed HR and Payroll Forms
    • Form W-4 Federal Tax Form
    • Form M-4 Massachusetts Tax Form
    • Form I-9 Department of Homeland Security Form
    • Completed Fingerprint Check (Cost of $35.00 non-certified teachers $55 certified teachers)(Fingerprinting Memo to Staff)
  • Current and Valid CORI
  • Substitute Orientation




For further Substitute Teaching information, please call Dianne Ferrara 978-363-2280 ext. 116, or visit us at:

Pentucket Regional School District

Office of Human Resources and Personnel
22 Main St

West Newbury, Ma 01985