1. Substitute teachers who are employed for at least forty-five (45) consecutive school days to replace teachers who have been granted approved leaves of absence or who are using sick days shall be classified as long-term substitutes.
Should a teacher using sick days resume his/her teaching duties prior to the anticipated date of return, the long-term substitute shall be given two (2) weeks notice of termination. During those two (2) weeks, the long-term substitute shall be used as a per diem substitute at the long-term substitute rate in the current school or in another school.
1a. Such long-term substitutes shall be paid on the first step of the Basic Salary Scale.
1b. Long-term substitute teachers hired prior to November 1 for a full year shall have the option of participating in the Medical Health, Disability and Life Insurance Plans. One-half (1/2) the cost of the Medical Plan shall be borne by the System. The cost of the disability and life insurance plans shall be borne by the teacher.
1c. Long-term substitutes shall be entitled to five (5) sick days with full pay during each semester. These sick days shall not be cumulative. If the long-term substitute is hired as a full-time teacher, the sick days which have not been used shall accrue to the teacher.
Long-term substitutes shall be entitled to one (1) personal day per semester.
1d. Within the first week of school or within one (1) week of hiring during the school year, each long-term substitute shall be assigned a lead teacher.
1e. Long-term substitutes shall be evaluated according to the Evaluation Procedure.
The six (6) teaching semesters of evaluation for tenure shall include up to two (2) successive semesters of evaluation while the teacher held long-term status, provided the two (2) semesters are in the same school.
1f. If the substitute teacher’s experience is not deemed satisfactory, the Principal shall make known in writing to the teacher his/her reasons for finding the substitute teacher unsatisfactory.
2. All other substitute teachers after becoming members of the bargaining unit, according to the provisions of Article I, Section 1, shall have the option of participating in the Medical Health Plan, provided the substitute bears the full cost of such plans.
Per diem substitute teachers shall be paid at the rate of $95.00 per day.
3. Other contract sections pertaining to substitute teachers are:
Article I, Section 1 -- Substitutes whose continuous employment extends beyond thirty (30) school days, or whose totality of discontinuous employment during the same school year extends beyond fifty (50) school days shall automatically become members of the bargaining unit on the first day of employment. Such membership in the bargaining unit does not guarantee the substitute teacher any rights of continued employment.
Article I, Section 1a—For the 2011-2012 school year, in the event, however, the limited teaching experience of at least one (1) semester (as defined in Article XVIII, Section 1) has been satisfactory according to the Evaluation Procedure, the teacher’s name shall be placed on a list. Vacancies in the appropriate subject area shall be filled by teachers selected from a pool of all available substitutes plus all other available candidates.
Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, in the event, however, the limited teaching experience of at least one (1) semester (as defined in Article XVIII, Section 1) has been Distinguished, Proficient or Basic according to the Evaluation Procedure, the teacher’s name shall be placed on a list. Vacancies in the appropriate subject area shall be filled by teachers selected from a pool of all available substitutes plus all other available candidates.
The assignment shall take place at the beginning of the second semester provided the opening occurs at least thirty (30) days before the beginning of the second semester. Otherwise, the assignment will take place at the end of the school year.
As soon as the teacher is selected, he/she shall be treated as a full-time teacher.
Article V, Section 7 -- Substitutes who have become members of the bargaining unit through continuous employment, and who subsequently, while continuously employed, are appointed full-time teachers shall receive credit for seniority by counting from the first day that their continuous substitution began except as modified by Article V, Section 3 and Article I, Section 1a. All such substitutes shall be provided a copy of the Agreement by their Principal, which shall contain all provisions pertaining to them.
Article VI, Section 7 -- The teacher hired as a replacement shall be so notified at the time of employment.
Article VI, Section 18-- Teachers hired as replacement teachers for those using sick days or on approved leaves shall have their names placed on a list and no new teacher with comparable qualifications shall be employed to fill a vacancy until the provisions of Article I, Section 1a have been fulfilled.