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.

2022-23 Substitute Interest Form


  • 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. Include three professional references with the application. Click here for reference forms (.pdf).
  • 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.


You must present the following documents and complete the background investigation at orientation.

  • A negative TB test completed within the last twelve (12) months and signed by a qualified physician, licensed nurse practitioner or licensed physician assistant acting under the supervision of a licensed physician. Tuberculin Test Certificate (.pdf)
  • Documents that establish employment eligibility are: U.S. passport; or driver's license, ID card issued by a government agency, school ID card with photograph, voter registration card, U.S. military ID card, and Social Security card, Certification of Report of Birth, U.S. citizen ID card.
  • Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification (.pdf)
  • Virginia State Police Fingerprint Check and FBI Fingerprint Check (completed at orientation)*
  • Social Services Child Protective Services (completed at orientation)***

***Note: The cost of the background check is the responsibility of the applicant (Personnel Regulation 5-10.1: Criminal History Record Information). The cost will be incurred in 2 installments to be deducted from the substitute's first two payroll checks.


Education Hours Worked Daily Rate
60 credit hours plus*; associate degree; or ParaPro** 7.0 Hours $80
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 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at (434) 515-5050 or via email .

Required Forms

Employment Application
Tuberculin Test Certificate (.pdf)
(3) Classified Reference Form (.pdf)
Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification (.pdf)