Substitute Teacher Information

The Scotts Valley Unified School District utilizes a "web-based" automated substitute teaching service provided by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education called Frontline Education (Formerly Aesops) . 

To substitute with our District, you must be registered with the SCCOE.

  • To be a Certificated Substitute Teacher you must be in possession of a valid California Teaching Credential or qualify for a Substitute Teaching Permit.

Requirements for the emergency 30 day substitute teaching permit:

  • Possession of a Bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited university.

  • Passage of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). Specific test dates can be obtained from the internet at

  • Completed application forms for permit. Please pick up application forms at the County Office of Education. Applicable document and fingerprint fees will apply.

  • The Emergency 30 Day Substitute Teaching Permit is valid for one year from the date application is made. A renewal fee is required yearly.

Scotts Valley Unified School District Salary schedule for substitute teachers:

  • $65.00 (partial day)

  • $120.00 (full day)

  • Long-Term: Minimum daily salary (STEP 1, COLUMN 1) payment on Certificated Salary Schedule to begin on the 21st day of a single assignment, retroactive to the first day of that assignment.

Please call 831-466-5753 to schedule an appointment to file your substitute teaching application.