If you’re looking for a job and want to work with children, the Waxahachie I.S.D. would like to talk to you.
As of the first week of August, the school district has more than 50 job openings posted on its careers webpage, with qualifications ranging from only a high school diploma or a G.E.D for bus monitor positions to highly skilled positions such as special education diagnostician which requires a master’s degree.
Several positions have no education requirements specified at all, such as openings for groundskeepers and custodial staff.
The district needs a large pool of substitute teachers, which requires a high school diploma and 15 hours of college credits or a waiver letter with detailed information on previous work with children in an educational environment.
Pay for substitutes depends on the education of the employee. Non-certified subs receive $70 per day or about $9 per hour, and certified teachers working as a sub are paid $85 per day, or a little more than $10 per hour. Sub pay climbs to $100 per day for non-certified subs and $150 per day for certified teachers who work in the same class for extended assignments of more than 20 days. Substitutes do not receive benefits such as health insurance.
Campus-based subs are full-time staff who are paid $15 per hour and are eligible for benefits.
Bus drivers earn around $19 – $29.88 per hour, while bus monitors are paid around $11 – $14 per hour.
Instructional aides earn $12 – $24.70 per hour depending on the class and the employee’s level of education.
Teacher pay ranges from $52,550 per year for first-year teachers on up to to $70,278 per year for teachers with 30 years of teaching experience.
A complete list of job openings is available on the W.I.S.D. job listings page.