Substitute Teachers

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in employment as a substitute teacher with Burkburnett Independent School District.

To become a substitute with Burkburnett ISD it is necessary for you to begin by completing an online application.  If you are selected as a candidate, you will be contacted by e-mail regarding the procedure for completing all required training, documents and fingerprinting, as Texas law requires all school employees to complete the fingerprinting process prior to employment.

Upon completion and approval of all items above, you will be eligible to be placed on the active call list for substituting in our district.

Job Details
The following policy pertaining to substitute teachers was adopted by the Board of Education October 6, 1969:

Substitute teachers perform an important phase of the instruction in Burkburnett classrooms.  The principle job of the substitute is to carry on the job of classroom instruction in the classroom to the very best of the ability of the substitute.  This includes being in the room on time, checking attendance, maintaining order, and giving the students instruction in the material assigned for the day, and if so directed, to make a new assignment for the following day.

In order to make this job easier, the regular teacher has been instructed to maintain an up-to-date lesson plan book in which most of these items are listed.  This book should be available to you on your arrival in the classroom.  The lesson book should contain:

  • The assignment for the day
  • A class seating chart
  • List of students
  • Teacher assignment of extra duty for the day
  • Additional instruction should be received from the Principal

In the case of prolonged absence of the regular teacher, the substitute should confer with the regular teacher.


Employment Forms To Download

To view and print the BISD Employment Application requires that you have Adobe Acrobat. Click here for a free download.

Direct Deposit Form (PDF format)

Employment Eligibility Verification Form (INS form I-9) Please Print and Bring All Pages With You to Human Resources

IRS form W-4

Fingerprinting Form

Substitute Profile

Insurance Enrollment Application

Letter of Reasonable Assurance


 Contact Us

For more information about signing up as a sub, or about the SubFinder system contact Elaine Davis at 940.569.3326 or

SubFinder System Number 1-866-729-1203