Substitute Desk Information

Substitute Information

Contact Information

Sub Desk: or directly by phone at 531-299-0309




Jazmon Breakfield (SubDesk Processor)

Email: or Phone: 531-299-9771




Substitute Teacher applications are currently being accepted. Please visit the job listings page to apply. Please review the three substitute applications described below to select the position you are eligible for (do not apply for more than one).

Substitute Teacher- The role of a Substitute Teacher is to ensure that students receive quality instruction in the absence of their regular teacher. Must have a current teaching or state substitute certificate. 

Local Substitute Teacher- In order to be given consideration for a Local Substitute Teacher position, you must complete the online application and meet the following requirements: 

  • Include email addresses for a minimum of three professional references.
  • Upload a copy of your current degree and/or coursework transcripts.
  • Upload a copy of your NDE Local Substitute Teaching Permit (valid for MOEC only). 
  • Do not apply for this position if you hold a degree in education and have (or are in the process of getting) a Nebraska teaching certificate. Please apply using the Certified Substitute Teacher application. 

Please note that the following are also requirements to maintain an active status with OPS as a local substitute teacher: 

  • Must work a minimum of five (5) days per school year. 
  • May not substitute more than a total of 90 days per school year. 

For more information on obtaining a local substitute teaching permit please visit:

Paraprofessional Substitute- The role of a substitute paraprofessional is to provide assistance to both the teacher and students as directly by the classroom teacher to ensure that student receive quality instruction.

Application Process

After submitting all required information to Human Resources including transcripts, 3 professional references and credential file your file will be reviewed. This applies to full-time positions and substitute teaching positions. A decision will be made regarding your interview and if an invitation is extended, we will call or email you. After your interview, you will attend substitute orientation. All hiring is done through the Human Resource office.







Frontline Absence Management Substitute System Login

For training, please login to Frontline and access the Learning Center through the help icon.

Substitute FAQ


How do I contact the OPS Sub Desk?


For a prompt response to any questions regarding Substitutes, please send an email to or call 531-299-0309.

Sub Desk is personally monitored 7:00 am to 5:00 pm  Monday thru Friday (except holidays that fall within the week).

What is the Certified Teacher Substitute daily rate of pay?
$185.00 per day, $195.00 for long terms  (10 consecutive days or longer in one position).

What is the Paraprofessional Substitute rate of pay?

Para subs are paid $14.73/hour - there is no long term pay associated with this type of coverage.

When are Substitutes paid?
Substitutes are paid on the 15th of the month for the previous month only. If you have questions or concerns about your paycheck, please email or call the SubDesk at 531-299-0309. Contact the Sub Desk to verify time reported or payroll issues.  Sub Desk staff will provide any adjustments to the payroll office.

Substitutes work snow days or non-student days?
Schools or District Closing days (due to inclement weather) will automatically cancel any jobs scheduled in Frontline. Substitutes will not be paid for closed days, only if substituting in a long term role, AND specifically requested by the Principal. In these situations, please verify with the Sub Desk so you can be paid accordingly. 

What is a "Vacancy"?
There are two types of vacancies:  1) A certified teacher vacancy job is when the absence entered is not for any specific teacher.  All supplemental assignments for a certified teacher job is paid at the daily rate of $175.00 unless it extends past 10 consecutive days then its $185.00/day.  2) Paraprofessional vacancy job is when there is a para position that does not have a specific para assigned but coverage is needed - these para jobs are paid by the hour at $14.44 per/hr 

Frontline will not accept my pin number!

First verify you are entering correct information. Then call the Sub Desk at 531-299-0309.

All Substitute communication is through your OPS email/Office 365

If you do not know how to access your email address please contact our help desk at (531) 299-0300.

If a job is cancelled, will Frontline call and tell me?
Yes, the system will also send an email to your OPS email address in Office 365, and an alert to your Frontline account.

I have been retained in a building but Frontline keeps calling me, why?
This happens because the school has not entered you into Frontline yet. The school will need to do this in order for you to be processed for Payroll. Please alert the school when you return.

How does a teacher request me?
In Frontline, teachers do not have the option to request a sub; however it does have the preferred sub option. Please see the training video in order to learn how to use this option.

How often can I work? I want to work as much as possible.
Frontline allows you to call in and review the jobs available, you can accept as many as you want. However, substitutes with a Local Substitute Certification are only allowed to work 90 days per school year. Once you accept a job on a specific day do not call and cancel that job to take another as it is now policy that Frontline will block individual's from picking up another job on the same day.

Is there a minimum days that I have to sub to remain on the active list?

OPS substitute teacher's MUST work a minimum of 5 days per semester to remain active. If something comes up, please call the Sub Desk for assistance. 

I need to cancel a job--when can I do that?
You can cancel a job anytime up to 12 hours prior to the start of the job (up to 24 hours in advance to cancel out of a multi-day assignment because these are harder to fill). If it is closer to start time, you will be instructed to call the Sub Desk. Be courteous and call the school letting them know you have cancelled AND call the Sub Desk.

Please keep in mind if you are unable to sub, the sooner we know the better.

Please call the sub desk at 531-299-0309, and leave a message (these features are available to you 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Frontline has called me and school has already started, I will be late arriving. Should I call the school?
Frontline automatically calls on "unfilled" jobs up to 30 minutes after a job has started.  As a courtesy you can call the school to let them know that you will be there, or you can call the Sub Desk at 531-299-0309 and they will alert the school to your arrival.

What do I do if I miss a call from Frontline?

If you missed that phone call from Frontline, you can always call back, toll-free, at 1-800-942-3767 to hear a current list of available jobs to accept. You can also log-in online to view those same jobs. You’ll want to act quickly, though. Frontline may have already called the next substitute in line with that job offer.