Substitute Employee Information

Interested in Substituting in a Variety of Positions - Non-licensed and/or Licensed ??

We believe Detroit Lakes Public Schools is one of the finest school districts in the state of Minnesota.  There are approximately 500 employees dedicated to educating and supporting approximately 2,900 students; preparing them for their lifetime of learning and success.  Our paraprofessionals, teachers and administrators are dedicated and committed to providing the best possible educational opportunities for students.  Detroit Lakes Public Schools is a great place to spend your time serving students and being involved in our community’s future.  

Our district seeks quality people to work as substitutes during the times regular staff must be absent. Substitutes enjoy flexible schedules while fulfilling an important role as they work within the district in numerous different positions.


Substitutes are needed in the following capacities:

Bus Driver:  Transport passengers in a manner that ensures their safety and complies with Federal & State laws and School District policies.  Must secure or possess a valid MN CDL license with school bus, air brake and passenger endorsements and pass annual driver certification requirements.

Custodian:  Responsible for cleaning, polishing, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping building facility and equipment. 

Food Service: Food Service Worker - customer service, serving & displaying food in serving line, stocking, cleaning tables, calculating lunch count, cleaning, operating dishwasher.

General Paraprofessional: As directed by teacher, assist in instruction and supervision of student(s).

Health Assistant: Assist licensed school nurse in administering medications, first aid, and assisting students with health needs.

Latch Key Child Care Supervise children in school age child care program.

Licensed Classroom Teacher: A current MN teaching license is required (or short-call substitute license).   

Media Assistant: Assist finding material, check-out/log-in books, organize info on special topics, read to and instruct students how to find materials in library.

Noon Duty:  Supervise students on playground during lunch recess, reports injuries and unacceptable behavior to building principal when necessary.

Administrative Assistant:  Provide office and administrative support

Special Education Paraprofessional: As directed by teacher, assist in instruction & supervise students with disabilities in educational programs that support the goals on Individual Education Plan (IEP).