Certificated Department

The Community

Los Banos, with approximately 40,000 people, is one of the fastest-growing communities in California.  Situated ideally at the junction of State Routes 152 (east/west corridor) and 165 (north/south corridor), and just five miles from California’s premiere highway artery, Interstate 5. Los Banos has been described as an oasis of friendly people on the road to just about anywhere. Centrally located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, Los Banos is less than a two-hour drive from San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, and the Monterey Peninsula.  Yosemite National Park is just a two and one-half hour drive away.  Airports and business/industrial centers in Fresno and San Jose are about an hour's drive.

Agriculture is the lifeblood of the town.  Cotton, cantaloupes, tomatoes and other crops are grown in nearby fields in one of the State’s most productive agricultural areas.  Dairies and livestock operations also provide jobs for many area residents.

Homesites are being developed with sale prices ranging from $175,000 to $450,000.  Apartments and home rentals range from $750 to $2500 per month.

The town and its environs offer a variety of recreational opportunities including fishing, boating, sailing, and camping at the Los Banos Creek Detention Reservoir, San Luis Reservoir, and O’Neill Forebay.  There is waterfowl hunting in the grasslands and at state and national refuges.

The Los Banos Campus of Merced College offers a variety of classes on a year-round basis, serving more than 1,000 students on the west side of Merced County.  Classes are offered both during the day and during the evening.

The District

The Los Banos Unified School District is composed of approximately 10,580 students with a projected annual growth rate of about 4 percent.  The students are housed in 8 elementary schools, two junior high schools (7-8), two comprehensive high schools, one alternative high school.

The District is governed by a seven-member Board of Education and employs approximately 550 certificated and 550 classified employees. We enjoy a supportive, education-oriented citizenry, an excellent support staff, fine instructional personnel, and a genuinely caring administration and School Board.  We are receptive to new ideas and thoughtful innovation that lead to better instruction and increased learning.

Salary and Work Year

Salary is based on education and teacher experience.  A maximum of nine years of outside teaching experience is accepted for credit on the salary schedule.  The work year consists of 185 days (traditional).


Medical, dental, vision, and income protection insurances are available to employees, with the district currently contributing toward the cost.

Application Procedure

All open positions are posted on:         LBUSD Ed Join

A complete application will include:

1)     Letter of interest
2)     Completed application
3)     Resume
4)     Copy of transcripts
5)     Copy of Credential(s)
6)     Three (3) current letters of recommendation

Any questions regarding Certificated and Administrative positions please contact:

Human Resources Office
Certificated Personnel
Kyle Bengtson, Credential Analyst
C/O Los Banos Unified School District
1717 S. Eleventh Street
 Los Banos, CA 93635

E-Mail: KBengtson@losbanosusd.k12.ca.us
Telephone:       (209) 826-3801 x7009
Fax:                 (209) 826-6810

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Certificated Job Descriptions

Substitute Teacher Requirements

Current California Credential or Substitute Permit issued by the Merced County Office of Education

  • Current TB Test results within the last 60 days (good for four years from date of test)

  • Finger Print Clearance

  • BA/BS Degree or 90 units & current enrollment at a 4yr. University. (verified by official transcripts)

  • Passage of CBEST (verified by official test scores)

  • Completed LBUSD Substitute Application

All substitutes must be registered with the Merced County Office of Education in order to be employed by the Los Banos Unified School District.
Substitute Permit Renewal You may renew online by clicking on the link below. CCTC
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

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LBTA Contract