Indian River seeks recent retirees to serve as substitute teachers

January 23, 2022

In his recent revision of the State of Emergency that requires Delawareans to wear masks in indoor public settings, Gov. John Carney also eased regulations related to recently-retired state employees returning to the classroom as substitute teachers. Delaware pensioners may now accept positions as substitute teachers after only a one-month separation of state service instead of the previous requirement of six months. In addition, service as a substitute teacher will not count towards the annual earnings limit of $30,000 for pensioners in a state-funded position.

The Indian River School District is in need of substitute teachers for the 2021-2022 school year and has temporarily increased retired teacher substitute pay to $200 per day after five days of substituting. Retired paraprofessionals receive $150 per day after five days of substituting.

Any recent Delaware pensioner who is interested may contact Michele Murphy in the IRSD District Office at 302-436-1000 or

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