UINTAH SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY ACTION REVIEW

 

 

1st Reading

12/10/13

 

New

X

2nd Reading

1/7/14

 

Revised

 

Approved

1/7/14

 

Substitute

 

 

POLICY 005.0150 SUBSTITUTE EMPLOYEES

 

REVISES AND REPLACES POLICY 005.0150 SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS APPROVED 8/12/03

 

1.0              Substitute employees (“substitutes”) are temporary employees as defined in Uintah School District Policy 005.0540.

2.0              While employed as a substitute in the Uintah School District, an individual is subject to and shall comply with the policies and procedures established by the Uintah School District.

3.0              Substitutes are “at will” employees and have no expectation of continued employment.

4.0              Prior to commencing service as a substitute, each person is required to submit to a background check as required by Utah law and school district policy. 

5.0              When an employee anticipates a need to be absent from work, he or she shall seek, as far in advance as possible, approval from the principal/supervisor and, if the absence is approved and if a substitute is needed, shall follow the procedures designated for arranging a substitute through the district-adopted subfinder program.

5.1              Each principal shall determine the appropriate absence approval request procedure for his/her school and shall inform school staff of such.

5.2              Under normal circumstances, the teacher has the responsibility to provide the substitute with appropriate lesson plans, seating charts, and classroom procedures.

6.0              Employees shall indicate to the principal those substitutes who have been unsatisfactory.

7.0              To provide maximum assistance to substitutes, adequate plans and proper directions shall be provided.

8.0              Substitutes shall be selected from the list of qualified substitutes maintained by subfinder program.

9.0                 Prior to being listed on the approved list of substitutes on the subfinder program, a person shall satisfactorily complete a fingerprint background check and mandatory training provided by the human resources department.

9.1              The training shall at a minimum provide instructions and orientation in:

9.1.1        School district policies and procedures.

9.1.2        Classroom management and discipline.

9.1.3        Emergency procedures.

9.1.4        Legal reporting requirements.

9.1.5        Attendance and school reporting requirements.

9.1.6        Workplace discrimination/harassment training.

9.1.7        Such other matters as directed by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

9.2              The mandatory training requirement for substitute teachers also includes successful completion of a USD-approved substitute teaching course of study.

10.0          Except when waived by the Superintendent in extraordinary circumstances, all substitutes must hold a high school diploma or equivalent, and must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.

10.1          Whenever possible, teacher substitute priority shall be given to those with prior teaching credentials, a college degree, or specialized experience and knowledge in the subject area.

10.2          Approved substitutes shall be identified on the subfinder program.

11.0          Substitutes are encouraged to provide a daily report of class/work activities and concerns, if any, to the teacher/employee and/or principal.

12.0          Substitutes shall be compensated according to a salary schedule adopted by resolution of the board of education upon recommendation of the Superintendent.

13.0          In hiring and selecting substitutes, the school district shall not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, gender, age over 40, disability, pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy-related conditions, or any activity protected under state and federal law.