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Updates & Announcements

  • We need your help!


    Dear BSD families and community members,

    Our teachers, classified staff, and administrators have worked diligently this year to keep our schools open in the transition back to in-person learning, as we understand the need to provide a safe, stable, learning environment for all of our students.

    A significant concern for us right now is a substitute teacher shortage. We are taking every step to ensure there’s a qualified adult in the classroom when teachers are absent, including using other staff (principals, district administrators, and qualified classified staff) who have other essential responsibilities during the typical school day, when we do not have enough teachers. Our last resort has been, and will continue to be, pivoting to remote learning when we do not have enough staff to cover our classes. This is where you come in - we need your help!

    We are looking for interested individuals who have a Bachelor’s Degree to partner with us and help out our students and staff. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please see the Guest Teachers page on our website and scroll down to the emergency substitute teacher section for details.

    At this time, we can reimburse application fees and waive the costs associated with the fingerprinting/background check. We have increased the daily pay rate for substitutes to $185 per 7.5 hour day. (Wednesdays and half-days are prorated). We are streamlining the application process to get substitutes in the classroom quickly. Time is of the essence. Please contact our HR Recruitment Specialist at 360-473-1026 or 360-473-1024 if you are ready to move forward with the application process.

    Thank you for considering this opportunity and/or sharing it with friends and colleagues. This year has been a series of new challenges. We will get through this together because of our supportive community, and we appreciate your consideration in applying and helping spread the word.

    In partnership,

    Aaron Leavell, Ed.D.


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  • New Substitute Teacher daily pay information


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  • New: Bonuses now offered for classified substitutes and guest teachers

    The Bremerton School District, in an effort to increase the number of certificated and classified substitutes, recently enacted the following incentives for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year.

    Click the graphics above to learn more!

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Additional Information 

  • If you have any questions or would like additional information about substituting (Certificated or Classified) in the Bremerton School District, please call the Substitute Facilitator, Kathy Nelson 360.473.1022.  
    Here is a listing of all Substitute/On-Call Pay Rates.


    The Bremerton School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all students who are interested in participation in educational programs and/or extra-curricular school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and ADA Coordinator, Garth Steedman, at 360.473.1031, email or the Section 504 Coordinator, Mark Mayfield, at 360.473.4702, email Mailing address: 134 Marion Avenue North, Bremerton, WA 98312.

Last Modified on July 3, 2023