• Certification

    All substitute teachers must be certified either by the State or County Department of Education.  All questions concerning your certification status should be directed to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.

    All substitute teachers are required to have an initial Mantoux test as well as have fingerprinting on file.



    Nurse: $150/day

    $95.00 daily with County Substitute Certification 

    $105.00 daily for NJ Certification 

    Sub Secretary: $13.50/hour


    A certified substitute working more than 20 consecutive days for the same teacher will be placed on the first step of the teacher salary guide, upon Board approval.

    A calendar of payroll cutoff days and actual paydays will be available on the Employee Service Portal.

    Time sheets will be available at the school offices, which must be filled out by you whenever you substitute (see attached).


    Pay Periods

    Payment iwill be made on the 15th and 30th of the month for substitute services where time sheets have been provided. (Anything worked from the 31st/1st to the 15th will be paid on the 30th  and any days worked from the 16th the 30th will be paid on the 15th.

    Any questions concerning pay should be directed to Mrs. Mariah Hantis, Payroll, mariah.hantis@chester-nj.org

    Reporting Time

    All substitutes must report to the schools 15 minutes prior to the start of school. 

    Black River Middle School: 7:30 – 2:30

    Half Day Morning: 7:30 – 11:00

    Half Day Afternoon: 11:00 – 2:30


    Bragg/Dickerson Schools: 8:30 – 3:30

    Half Day Morning: 8:30 – 12:00

    Half Day Afternoon: 12:00 – 3:30