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5.220 - Substitute Teachers

The Superintendent may employ substitute teachers as necessary to replace teachers who are temporarily absent.

A substitute teacher must hold either a valid teaching or substitute certificate license and may teach in the place of a certified licensed teacher who is under contract with the Board. There is no limit on the number of days that a substitute teacher may teach in the District during the school year .However there is a limit on the number of days that a substitute teacher may teach for any one certified teacher under contract with the District in the same school year. The following limitations apply, except as follows:

  1. A substitute teacher holding a substitute license may teach for any one licensed teacher under contract with the District only for a period not to exceed 90 school days.
  2. A teacher holding a Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations may teach for any one licensed teacher under contract with the District only for a period not to exceed 120 school days.

 

The Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) limits a substitute teacher who is a TRS annuitant to substitute teaching for a period not to exceed 100 paid days or 500 paid hours in any school year, unless the subject area is one where the Regional Superintendent has certified that a personnel shortage exists.

The School Board establishes a daily rate of pay for substitute teachers.  Substitute teachers receive only monetary compensation for time worked and no other benefits.

Emergency Situations

A substitute teacher may teach when no licensed teacher is under contract with the Board if the District has an emergency situation as defined in State law. During an emergency situation, a substitute teacher is limited to 30 calendar days of employment per each vacant position. The Superintendent will shall notify the appropriate Regional Office of Education within 5 business days after the employment of a substitute teacher in an emergency situation.

 

LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 5/21-9, 5/ 21B-20(3),) and 24-5.

                       23 Ill.Admin.Code §1.790 25.520.

CROSS REF.: 5:30

ADOPTED:     August 19, 2002

REVISED:       February 2005; November 19, 2009; February 24, 2011; October 2013; March     

                        26, 2015

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