August 20, 2017

Substitute Teachers


Policy:  Substitute Teachers

 

 

 

Policy

It is the policy of the Hartford School District to employ substitute

educators who will meet the minimum qualifications outlined by State Board of

Education Rule.

 

Qualifications

No person will be placed on the qualified substitute list unless that person has

graduated from high school and meets the following additional minimal

requirements:

 

Unlicensed Persons

An unlicensed person may be employed as a substitute teacher for up to fifteen

consecutive days per educator absence. Under circumstances allowed by State

Board Rule 5510.2, the Superintendent may apply to the Vermont Standards Board

for Professional Educators or its designee for an extension of the fifteen day

limit for specific substitute teachers, or for emergency licenses as provided in

State Board Rule 5360. As further required by State Board Rule, the search for a

licensed educator shall continue throughout any such extension or emergency

license period.

 

Licensed Educators

A substitute teacher who is licensed but not appropriately endorsed for the

position for which he or she is employed may fill a position for thirty days per

teacher absence. Under circumstances allowed by State Board Rule 5510.2, the

Superintendent may apply to the Vermont Standards Board for Professional

Educators or its designee for an extension of the thirty day limit for specific

substitute teachers, or for emergency licenses as provided in State Board Rule

5360. As further required by State Board Rule, the search for a licensed

educator shall continue throughout any such extension or emergency license

period.

 

Administrative Responsibilities

A list of qualified substitute teachers, organized by grade level and subject,

will be developed by the Superintendent or his or her designee for all schools

in the District.

The Superintendent or his or her designee will conduct an orientation session

for substitute teachers each year. Each teacher under contract will compile a

packet of information containing pertinent substitute teacher information as

defined by the Principal.

The search for a licensed educator should continue through any extension.

Substitute teachers will be paid per diem wages as determined by the

Superintendent from year to year. Distinctions in pay level may be made based on

the need for the substitute teacher to prepare lessons and assess and record

student progress, on the length of service and on the credentials of the

substitute teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Date Adopted:   August 11, 2009

      Legal Reference(s):Vt. State Board of Education Manual of Rules &

      Practices §§5350, 5510, 5520

      16 V.S.A. §558 (Employment of school board members)

      Cross Reference: Personnel: Recruitment, Selection, Appointment and

      Criminal Records Checks (D1)