Barre Town Supervisory
District Policy Manual
TITLE: Part Time and
Professional Staff Employment
Qualifications of/for Substitute Staff
As substitute teachers perform a valuable
service to the school system, those persons selected should have the best
possible qualifications for their assignments. The school district will
attempt to employ licensed teachers with proper endorsement for every
substitute occasion. However, if licensed personnel are not available, the
Principal may utilize the services of a non-licensed substitute, or a
person with other license endorsements, for up to fifteen (15) days per
teacher absence. In all cases, the substitute teacher performance is to be
evaluated to ensure quality instructional programs are taking place.
If a substitute teacher is to teach beyond fifteen (15) consecutive days,
he/she must hold a teaching license. If the substitution is beyond thirty
(30) days, then the substitute must be properly licensed and endorsed in
the area of employment. Upon the thirty-first day, the substitute is to be
placed on a "long-term status" to be paid on a daily rate. The
superintendent will issue a long-term substitute agreement stating the
conditions of employment and salary. This agreement is to be signed by the
substitute teacher and the superintendent of schools.
A person interested in substitute work must
file an application form with the office of the superintendent of
schools. The superintendent's office will provide current substitute
teacher listings to the principal.
The principal, or designee, is responsible
for obtaining substitute teachers as needed. The principal will
establish a procedure for securing substitutes and cause it to be
printed in the Staff Handbook.
An employed substitute is to abide by the
general policies and practices of the school system, the school in which
substituting, and of the teacher for whom substituting. The teacher and
substitute will complete a substitute teacher report for every
substitute occasion. These reports are to be filed with the principal's
The substitute teacher is expected to carry
the full daily schedule (including special classroom related
assignments) and to process the pupils' daily work unless requested by
the teacher or principal not to do so.
Persons interested in substitute work are
responsible for meeting the licensure requirements of the State of
Per diem salary for substitute teachers will
be established by the Board of School Directors.
All new substitute teachers should receive a
copy of this policy and sign an acknowledgement of understanding.
Date Adopted: 11/7/83
1st Reading: 3/15/2006
Date Effective: 4/5/2006