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Policy Date: 05/19/2015

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(Substitute Teachers)

The Superintendent or designee shall maintain a list of qualified substitute teachers who may be called on to replace regular teachers who are absent. Such a list shall be filed with the Principal of each school.

Insofar as possible, the Principal or designee will call teachers on the substitute list for the grades and/or subjects for which they are listed. A teacher whose name does not appear on the substitute list may not be employed in the school district except when specifically approved by the Superintendent or designee. Principals will be responsible for seeing that the work of the substitute is as effective as possible and will provide him/her with a planned program. The rate of pay for a substitute shall be set by the School Board and be subject to periodic review.

All part-time and substitute employees must undergo a criminal history records check and orientation prior to any employment.
The District shall designate three categories of substitute teachers as follows:

1. Daily Substitute Teacher
A daily substitute teacher serves as a replacement for the regular classroom teacher on an incidental basis. He/she shall be compensated at the daily substitute rate as established by the Board. Individuals who are certified teachers are preferred.

2. Short-Term Substitute Teacher
A short-term substitute teacher replaces a regular teacher who is absent for an extended period of time, but is not on a leave of absence. Short-term substitutes shall be compensated at the daily substitute rate for the first ten days in the same position. Thereafter, for the same position, short-term substitutes shall be compensated at a daily rate based on Step 1 of the BA column on the current salary schedule, regardless of degree status and/or experience. In those unique situations that may occur, the Superintendent may waive the ten-day requirement at his/her discretion. Should the substitute not be a certified teacher, he/she may not maintain the same position beyond 19 consecutive school days. If a position goes beyond the 19 consecutive school days, the substitute must be a certified teacher.

3. Long-Term Substitute Teacher
A long-term substitute teacher replaces a regular teacher who is on a leave of absence for a minimum of one-half year. He/She shall enter into a written agreement with the School District and shall be compensated according to the individual’s track and step applied to the School District’s teacher salary schedule. The person must be a certified teacher or must have the Superintendent’s permission to employ filed with the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Legal Reference: RSA 189:13-a, NH Ed Rule 503.2

Adopted: March 4, 1975
Revised: June 20, 1989
Adopted: January 2, 2001
Adopted: May 6, 2003
Revised: May 19, 2015