Richardson ISD is looking to increase its number of available substitute teachers for the 2021-22 school year.District pay rates for paraprofessional positions, which include clerical and classroom aide roles, start at $75 per day for individuals with a high school diploma or higher, according to the RISD website. Daily rates can be up to two times more for certified teachers who take on long-term assignments. Additional incentives are also available for those who meet eligibility requirements outlined on the district website.

Assistant Superintendent Chris Goodson, who oversees human resources for the district, said the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of several factors that have contributed to making RISD’s pool of substitutes “a little bit shallower.”

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