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Substitute Teacher at Santa Maria-Bonita School District

Application Deadline

7/31/2019 11:55 PM Pacific

Date Posted
Melissa Gutierrez
Number of Openings
Add'l Salary Info
see attached salary schedule
Length of Work Year
180 days
Employment Type
Part Time

About the Employer

Welcome to the Santa Maria-Bonita School District website. As the largest school district in Santa Barbara County with 16,900 students TK through 8th-grade. In the heart of the coastal agricultural area, we celebrate our families, and the support they provide to the students of the district. The district is comprised of seventeen elementary schools and four junior highs. Our Mission The Mission of Santa Maria-Bonita School District, as the unifying force that cultivates and enriches our diverse community, is to ensure every student flourishes by discovering their passion and purpose, exercising self-determination, and developing the skills to reach their maximum potential through a student-centered culture distinguished by: - a whole child approach, - an inclusive environment, - community and family engagement, - transformational innovation, - and highly effective staff. Our Beliefs We believe each person has inherent value and deserves respect. We believe all people belong, have a voice and can contribute. We believe every person has the power and responsibility to take action and make a positive impact. We believe equity is essential for all persons to thrive. We believe honesty and integrity build trust. We believe physical and emotional safety is foundational for personal fulfillment. We believe excellence comes from curiosity, experience, and perseverance. We believe that developing empathy inspires a kind community. We believe service is an act of love. We believe that there is strength and power in cultural diversity. We believe that a unified community inspires hope and faith.

Job Description / Essential Elements:    Print   

Dear Candidate:

Thank you for your interest in applying for a certificated substitute position or a teacher-tutor position.  An employment application is attached.

It is your responsibility to ensure completion of your application file.  A complete file includes the following…

  • Application (signed and dated)
  • Current Resume
  • Three letters of reference (minimum one letter of reference)
  • Copy of California Teaching Credential (mandatory for Teacher Tutors) or Emergency Permit (which can now be downloaded from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website -

Note for Substitute Teacher applicants:   If you do not already have an Emergency Permit, Human Resources will assist in the process if you are considered for hire.

Completed application packets need to be returned to the Human Resources department.

Substitute Teacher applicants:  The Substitute Calling Service (e School Solutions) is managed through the Santa Maria-Bonita School District.  Substitutes receive jobs by way of an automated/on-line system (SmartFindExpress).  In addition, if you are hired as a substitute teacher you will need to have a fingerprint clearance on file with the Santa Barbara County Education Office.  By completing a Multi-District Live Scan process your fingerprint information will be applicable with all school districts in the Santa Barbara County.



2019-2020 Substitute & Tutor Salary Schedule

                                                Substitute Schedule #1001             Schedule #1004







   A  (1-10 Days)



   B  (*11-20 Days)



   C  (*Over 21 Days)



 * Consecutive days in the same class

** Child Development Permit rate applies to substitutes who only have a Child Development Permit and no Emergency Sub Permit or Teaching Credential. They may only sub in Preschool classes.  Substitutes with Emergency Sub Permits or Teaching Credentials receive the Certificated Substitute rate when subbing in a Preschool class.


2019-2020 SMBSD Certificated Substitute Incentive Program

Santa Maria-Bonita School District’s Board of Trustees have approved the following pilot for 2019-2020 school year:


Certificated Substitutes will receive the following service stipend for cumulative number of days served substituting for SMBSD:

$750 Service Stipend triggered after 50, 75, 100, 125, 150 and 175 days

A total of $4,500 in service stipends are available over the course of the 2019-2020 school year.


START ADDING UP THOSE DAYS OF SERVICE NOW!!!Payments will be provided as an “Add-On” after days of service noted above.

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

If you've already obtained your 30 day permit, please attach it.

  • Letter(s) of Reference (minimum of one letter)
  • Other (Copy of CBEST)
  • Resume

    If you've already obtained your 30 day permit, please attach it.

    • Letter(s) of Reference (minimum of one letter)
    • Other (Copy of CBEST)
    • Resume