Information and Requirements

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in substituting as an instructional assistant with Lynchburg City Schools. Only applicants that meet Lynchburg City Schools’ requirements will be notified and scheduled for the orientation.

2023-24 Substitute Instructional Assistant Application


  • Minimum of sixty (60) college credit hours*; or an associate degree; or ParaPro Assessment** score of 455 or higher
  • Successful background check
  • Three satisfactory job references

* College credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university.
** ParaPro Assessment is the state's formal academic assessment required for teacher assistants. Contact Educational Testing Services for more information.


  • Complete the online Lynchburg City Schools’ Employment Application.
  • Forward original or a copy of original college transcripts and /or ParaPro test scores (if possessed) to Lynchburg City Schools Personnel Department.
  • Documents will be reviewed to determine if the applicant meets Lynchburg City Schools’ needs. Applicants meeting these criteria will be contacted and scheduled to attend an orientation.


Education Hours Worked Daily Rate
60 credit hours plus*; associate degree; or ParaPro** 7.0 Hours $100
Long-term substitute, beginning at day eleven 7.0 Hours Daily rate + $12


Filing Deadline/Questions

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis; however, seating is limited for orientation. If you have any questions about the application process, staff from the Department of Personnel are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (434) 515-5050 or via email at [email protected].