General Information

24 days ago

The Milton-Freewater School District employs over 350 licensed, classified, administrative, confidential, and substitute staff.

It is the mission of the human resources department to provide all employees with the assistance and support necessary to ensure the best possible learning experiences for students.

To ensure a high quality educational experience for students, the Milton-Freewater School District promotes equity and tolerance by embracing the ideals of providing optimum service and support relating to personnel administration and human resource management with care and respect for the dignity of others.

The department’s shared belief is that the service and support provided enhances the success of the entire school system.  As such, the Milton-Freewater School District aims to attract and retain the best possible employees, offering competitive salary and benefit allowances and outstanding professional growth and learning opportunities.

Staff Members

Substitute Employees

24 days ago

Substitutes play a critical role in the education of our students. The Milton-Freewater School District is always looking for highly skilled substitutes to help us provide a high quality education to our students.

Questions?  Please feel free to contact us by email or phone at 541-938-3551.

Licensed Substitutes

Licensed teachers or those with a bachelor’s degree who are interested in becoming a substitute teacher in the Milton-Freewater School District must submit an application electronically through the district web page.  Questions/Assistance? If you have questions about the application process, becoming a substitute, please contact our Human Resources office at 541-938-3551.

  • 2022-2023 Pay Rate
    The pay rate for substitute teachers is $201.01 per day and $101.51 for a half day with a half day minimum. After 10 consecutive days in the same position, the pay rate increases . 
    The Milton-Freewater School District uses the AESOP system to fill substitute positions. This system enables substitutes to receive notifications of substitute openings as well as being able to login to the system and “grab” available jobs.
  • Substitute Handbook


In the Spring of 2015, school districts and educational service districts brought information to the TSPC Commission pointing to a severe substitute teacher shortage in most areas of Oregon. In response to the potential crisis, the Commission decided to rescind the PDU requirement for substitutes, with the provision to revisit the issue in Spring of 2017. Effective July 1, 2015, substitutes are no longer required to submit verification of PDUs earned to renew.”

Classified Substitutes

Applicants who are interested in becoming a classified substitute (e.g. in the classroom assisting the teacher, in an office setting, or as part of our building and grounds department) must complete the online application.  Click here to be taken to the district open jobs page.  Salaries  for classified substitutes are:

  • Sub bus driver:  $18.17 hourly
  • Sub Clerical/Paraprofessional:  $13.82 hourly
  • Sub Cook 1:  $13.25 hourly
  • Sub Custodian:  $14.59 hourly

Questions/Assistance? If you have questions about the application process, please contact our Human Resources office at 541-938-3551.

Special Rules for Paraprofessionals

State and federal rules require paraprofessional staff to have one of the following in order to be eligible to be employed by a school district:

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Have completed at least 72 post-secondary quarter credits
  • Pass the Work Keys exam in reading, mathematics and writing