Substitute Information

Nate Crabtree

Nate Crabtree

Director of Human Resources
P: 907.714.8888
F: 907.262.9645

New Substitutes

Thank you for your interest in substituting with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. To become an approved substitute, you must complete the following:

  • Online Application (Teacher Application / Support Application)
  • Resume
  • Copy of License or Certificate (if applicable to position)
  • If applying to be a substitute teacher, you must provide:
    1. High School Diploma or recognized equivalent (Non-Certified)
    2. Valid Alaska Certificate – Teaching, Administrator, Special Services (Certified)
  • Substitute forms include:
  • KPBSD Safety Training on
    • First time users will receive an activation email from
    • Returning users should login with their existing credentials after receiving the course enrollment email

Returning Substitutes

2023 Summer Update – for those who were active substitutes during the 2022-23 school year and wish to return as a substitute for the 2023-24 school year.

If you do not substitute within a 2 year time period, your file will be purged.

Substitute Pay

2023-24 Pay Schedule

Payroll runs monthly. Pay day is the last business day of each month.

Pay Period StartsPay Period EndsPay Date
July 16August 15August 31
August 16September 15September 29
September 16October 15October 31
October 16November 15November 30
November 16December 15December 29
December 16January 15January 31
January 16February 15February 29
February 16March 15March 28
March 16April 15April 30
April 16May 15May 31
May 16June 15June 28

Food Worker Card

  • Food Worker Card
    • required for substitute food service
    • not eligible for reimbursement

Retiree Return to Work Policy

Under IRS regulation, a bona fide separation of employment is required after retirement from a PERS or TRS position. Retirees are also required at the time of retirement to certify that no prearrangement for reemployment in any capacity with the same employer has been made for the restricted period.

If you are under age 62, the restricted period for rehire is six (6) months after the effective retirement date. If you are age 62 or over, the restricted period is sixty (60) days after the effective retirement date.

There are consequences and potential penalties if a retiree returns to work before the restricted period elapses or for prearrangement of employment. For further information, please contact the state of Alaska, Division of Retirement and Benefits at (800) 821-2251 or visit their website at

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (907) 714-8888.

To complete the application process, visit our Substitute Application page by clicking on one of the buttons above.