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Pay to temporarily increase forsubstitute teachers and paras

Pay to temporarily increase for substitute teachers and paras


Due to the growing need for substitutes, the Waynesville R-VI School District is temporarily raising the rates for substitute teachers and paraprofessionals. (See new rates below.) Arrangements for substitutes are made through Penmac Educational Services (information below).


The temporary rates will go into effect immediately and will continue through May 27, 2020.


“About 200 staff members have been on quarantine this academic year because they were identified as having close contact with someone who was positive,” said Hilary Bales, assistant superintendent of personnel services. “Although the staff members did not have COVID-19, they were out of the buildings for an extended period of time and that creates a need for more substitutes than ever before. We are being very cautious in protecting our staff.”


The Waynesville R-VI Board of Education voted on the pay increases during their regular monthly board meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. 


Those interested in substituting (teacher, paraprofessional, custodian, secretary, and nurse) in the Waynesville R-VI School District can apply through Penmac Educational Services, 1000 Alexis Avenue Suite A/B, Lebanon, MO 65536, or call their office at 417-588-8990 or apply online at


The new pay rates for substitutes are as follows:


Substitute Teacher (60—119 credit hours)/Paraprofessional:  $125 per day, or $15.63 per hour.


Long-term teacher sub without teacher certification:  $130 per day, or $16.25 per hour.


Substitute Teacher (120+credit hours): $135 per day, or $16.88 per hour.


Long-term teacher sub with teacher certification: $150 per day, or $18.75 per hour.


The following substitute rates remain in effect:

Custodian/Secretary: $12 per hour

Long-term Custodian/Secretary: $13 per hour

Nurse: $16.45 per hour

Long-term nurse: $17.75 per hour



November 18, 2020