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Substitute Teaching (GBRJ)

Qualified substitute teachers shall be secured for the district.

The superintendent (shall/may) meet with potential substitutes before the start of each school year.

The superintendent shall compile a list of approved substitute teachers, and each building principal shall have a copy of the list prior to the beginning of each school year.

The superintendents office shall be responsible for obtaining substitute teachers and employing them as needed.

The principals shall be responsible for developing a substitute's handbook.

The board shall establish the rate of pay for substitute teachers each July.

Approved: NOVEMBER 18, 1996


Candidates will receive a substitute's handbook, an explanation of the substitute program, application forms, and necessary tax forms and other records to be completed.

The handbook shall include information on when and how candidates should apply to be substitutes, the rates of pay, the time of the morning or day that substitutes can expect to be called for duty, instructions on where to report for all district attendance centers, maps of the school district and of each attendance center, a current copy of the school calendar, a copy of the board's educational philosophy (see IA), hints on working with students, a statement of expectations the district has for substitutes, a list of things the substitute must do before leaving for the day and a sample report form for reporting incidents that may take place during the day.

Substitutes are encouraged to prepare, in advance, for the subjects in which they are most likely to substitute in case lesson plans are not available as required in IKI.

Whenever a teacher is to be absent from teaching duties, the teacher shall notify the principal as early as possible or shall arrange to have some other person notify the principal.

Each principal shall file a report with the superintendent listing the substitutes used in the building during each pay period.

Each spring the superintendent shall meet with the principals and review the performance of the substitutes used throughout the school year.

Approved: NOVEMBER 18, 1996