Substitute Opportunities

Platte County R-3 School District is currently accepting Substitute applications for Teachers (Certified), Nursing, and Non-teaching (Classified) positions. 

Process for Becoming a PCR-3 Substitute Teacher

Step 1: Apply to be a Substitute

Click here to apply: current openings

Step 2: Background Check

You must have a current background clearance using the Platte County 4-digit number (see below) and is no older than 365 days. Go to to complete the online piece of your background check (Click here to Register with the Fingerprint Portal > Click here to Register with MACHS > see below for the correct code). Once you have your background confirmation number (TCN) you will enter your zip code to make an appointment to have your picture and fingerprints taken. The fee is $44.75. Email Bobbi Wheeler, HR Specialist ([email protected]) to let her know the date of your fingerprint appointment. 

  • Substitute Teacher applicants who need a Substitute Certification - 1629
  • Substitute Teacher applicants who already have a Missouri Teaching Certification - 1628
  • Substitute Custodian, Nurse, Admin. Assistant, Deaf Interpreter - 1630

Per Board policy GBEBC: applicants for employment are responsible for the cost of the criminal background check.

Step 3: Obtain Substitute Teacher Certification

If you don't already have a Missouri teaching certification please apply for a substitute certificate. Click here and you will be taken to the DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education). The substitute page will give you the information to apply for a substitute certificate. DESE charges $50.00 for a four-year substitute certificate.

Step 4: Schedule onboarding

Once you have obtained your substitute teacher certification from DESE, contact Bobbi Wheeler, HR Specialist [(816) 858-5420 x 2120 or [email protected]] to schedule onboarding.  

If you have any questions or need help with this process, please contact Bobbi Wheeler, HR Specialist. 

Substitute Pay Information

Substitutes are paid on the 10th and 25th of each month. If the 10th or the 25th falls on a holiday or weekend, payday is the last business day prior to the 10th or 25th. All substitutes will be paid by direct deposit. Substitutes will clock their time.   

Effective October 22, 2023

Substitute Salary Schedule