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Roxane Jablonski-Liu
Assistant Superintendent

Debbie Valladao
Personnel Specialist - Classified


Donyel Douglas

Personnel Specialist - Certificated

Jasmin Perales
District Secretary


If you have a Bachelor's degree and have passed the CBEST exam, enjoy children, and would like to work on an on-call basis, substitute teaching may be for you! To be eligible for a substitute credential, you must provide proof of your Bachelor's degree and CBEST exam, and be fingerprinted. Effective October 1, 2007, the cost for your first California substitute teaching credential and fingerprint clearance is $106, plus an additional rolling fee (paid at fingerprint processing location). Subsequent renewal credentials are $102.50. If you already possess a valid CA teaching credential, you are already eligible to sub.

Starting pay is $132 a day, incentive pay (after 35 days in BUSD in a single school year) is $144 a day, and long-term assignment pay (after 19 consecutive days for the same teacher, retroactive to the first day of assignment) is $151 a day.
Please pick up a substitute teacher information packet at the District Office, 255 Guthrie Lane.

For more information, please read our Substitute Teacher Handbook.

approved & Trained Certificated Subs


Click HERE for responses to Frequently Asked Questions from substitute employees.


Frequently Asked Questions for Substitutes
Related to Mandated School Closure Due to COVID-19

Brentwood Union School District highly values the work provided to our students and staff by substitute employees. We know these are extremely difficult times for everyone and want you to know that your service is vital to our district.

The changes because of school closures and the move to distance learning has significantly impacted our need for substitutes in all job classifications. We want you to know that these changes have no reflection on the value we place on your role.

Below are answers to the most common questions we have received to date. We continue to monitor the submission of questions and will update this document as needed.

Thank you for your service to Brentwood Union School District. We look forward to the return to in person teaching when the services of substitutes will be needed.

Roxane Jablonski-Liu
Assistant Superintendent Human Resources


To submit your questions, please go to Google Survey Form - CLICK HERE.


AB 1522 - Substitute Sick Leave







In accordance with the Healthy Workplaces/Healthy Families Act of 2014, the Brentwood Union School District will provide paid sick leave to substitute and temporary staff as governed under the Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 1522).



Beginning on or after July 1, 2015, to be eligible for paid sick leave under the Paid Sick Leave Law, employees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Employee becomes eligible for paid sick leave after working 30 days within a year from the beginning of employment
  • Employee can use earned paid sick leave beginning on 90th day of employment


  • The minimum amount of sick leave time used per day is 2 hours. 
  • Use of paid sick leave is limited to 24 hours maximum per fiscal year.

An employee may use paid sick days to care for themselves or a family member for the diagnosis, care or treatment of an existing health condition or preventive care, or specified purposes for an employee who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.  Balances of sick leave available will be printed on monthly pay checks once eligibility requirements have been met.


Procedure for Requesting Use of Paid Sick Leave

  • Employee must cancel a previously accepted assignment to work using the “SICK” reason for specific purposes as listed above.
  • Employee is not to accept a position elsewhere during the regular work hours within the time period claimed.
  • Classified employees will enter sick leave used on their time sheet, and the hours they will be paid as if they would have worked that day had they accepted the assignment.
  • Employee will complete the AB1522 Sick Leave Request Form (attachment below) and submit completed form with the payroll timesheet at the end of business on the 10th of each month. Employee will be paid for the day as if they worked in the assignment.