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Substitutes are needed for teachers, paraprofessionals, and custodians. Substitutes may choose days they are available and preferences for specific schools. Those interested in serving as substitutes must have background checks and qualifications listed below. Those interested can apply on SchoolSpring (

Custodians - be physically able to perform the job of custodian.

Paraprofessionals - RIDE sets minimum qualifications for paraprofessionals: (1) A high school diploma or general equivalency diploma; (2) Completion of a Teacher Assistant Training Program approved by RIDE or have an associates degree or bachelors degree AND complete coursework or  training consistent with the teacher assistant program standards; (3) One of the following: (A) Successfully pass the ParaPro Assessment. OR (B) Complete at least 2 years of study at an institution of higher education OR (C) Obtain an associates or higher degree.

Teachers:  Must have a bachelor’s degree.

Contact the Smithfield Public Schools administrative office at 401-231-6606 for more information.