March 20, 2023

Job Seekers Can Now Earn More as a Substitute in the J.O. Combs Unified School District

SAN TAN VALLEY, ARIZ. - In order to attract and recruit substitute teachers, the J.O. Combs Unified School District has approved an increase in the daily pay, as well as an additional stipend, for those seeking a flexible, rewarding position as a substitute teacher.

Effective March 21, the daily rate for substitutes will be $140/day, and long-term substitutes will receive $155/day. In addition to the pay increase, the Governing Board also approved an additional incentive to retain dedicated substitutes who fill these critical positions and support students on a regular basis. This includes an additional $1000 stipend that will be available each semester to substitutes who work at least 75% of the days in that semester.

Applications for substitutes are accepted all year round, and requirements include the following:

  • Valid Arizona Department of Education Teaching or Substitute Certificate (Options are available for those with a Bachelors Degree as well as those with a High School Diploma)
  • Resume
  • Three letters of reference (these may not be from family members)
  • Valid IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Transcripts

Those interested in learning more or starting their journey as a substitute teacher with the J.O. Combs Unified School District can contact (480) 987-5317, or submit an application today at For more information about other employment opportunities, please call (480) 987-5300.

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Kayla Fulmer, Director of Marketing & Community Relations

J.O. Combs Unified School District

O: (480) 987-5322 | M: (480) 252-4482

About J.O. Combs Unified School District
Located in San Tan Valley, Arizona, the J.O. Combs Unified School District is a community of learners collaborating to ensure maximum academic and social growth for all students. Combs utilizes research-based practices and strategies delivered by highly competent employees who are committed to excellence in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Through five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, Combs proudly serves over 4,400 students annually, offering a comprehensive college and career ready educational environment.
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