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404.9 Substitutes and Replacements for Professional Personnel

Series 400 - Staff Personnel
Substitutes and Replacements for Professional Personnel Code No. 404.9
  1. A substitute teacher serves on a temporary basis (generally less than 35 consecutive school days in the same position) in the school district.
  2. A replacement teacher serves on a contracted basis for a period of time generally in excess of 35 consecutive school days in the same position and is treated the same as a teacher new in the district.
Substitute Teachers:
The Board of Directors believes that the role of the substitute teacher is highly important for maintaining continuity in teaching and learning.  An effective program for selecting and assigning all substitute teachers and for evaluating their performance will be established by the professional staff under the direction of the superintendent.
Whenever possible, a substitute teacher will be a person who is employed in the absence of the regular teacher and who possesses knowledge in the area of assignment and demonstrated successes in teaching.
A substitute employed 10 or more consecutive days in the same position will be considered to be a long-term substitute.  The designation will be in effect on the eleventh consecutive day and thereafter in the same position.  “Eleven or more days” is defined as days in which school actually was in session.
Regular substitutes (10 consecutive days or less in the same position) will be paid $105.00 per day or $57.50 per half day.  Long-term substitutes (11 consecutive days plus in the same position) will receive the per diem salary rate equivalent to Step 1 of the BA degree lane starting with the eleventh consecutive day (not retroactive to day one).
Substitute teachers will not participate in the health and welfare plans or other fringe benefits of the school system.
A replacement teacher may be contracted to serve in the place of a regular teacher who anticipates a prolonged absence due to a temporary disability or other reason.  Replacement teachers (certified in the area in which he/she is teaching) will be compensated on a per diem basis commensurate with his/her training and experience up to Step 5 on the salary schedule beginning on the school date that the district receives official notification of an employee’s intent to be placed on temporary disability or leave.  The superintendent will have discretion to determine the specific date of placement on the salary schedule in the employment of any replacement teacher.
Adoption: 4/10/89
Review:  7/17/89  10-26-06 07-10-08 1-14-14  3-12-18  1-14-19
Revision:  4/11/94   02/14/02  3-12-18
Cross References:
Legal References:  Iowa Code §§ 20.1; 20.7