Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education recognizes the need to procure the services of substitute teachers in order to continue the operation of the schools as a result of the absence of regular personnel.

The Superintendent shall employ substitute teachers for assignment as services are required to replace temporarily absent regular teachers and fill new positions. Such assignment of substitute teachers may be terminated when their services are no longer required. Any substitute teacher, however, who is employed for 150 days or more during a school year of not less than 180 days shall be given during the balance of that year as well as during the succeeding school year the first opportunity to accept or reject a contract for which the person is certified, provided that all other District teachers have been reemployed in accordance with the negotiated collective bargaining agreement.

Substitute teachers must possess a valid Michigan teaching certificate or a permit, if substitute teaching in a subject for which s/he is not certified, except under the following circumstances:

A. The Superintendent may employ noncertificated, nonendorsed substitutes to teach, in grades 9-12, a course in computer science, foreign language, mathematics, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, robotics, or any other course approved by the State Board, providing they meet all of the conditions established by law and by the Superintendent.

 B.The Superintendent may also employ a substitute without a valid certificate if the person has at least ninety (90) semester hours of college credit from a college or university.

Substitute teachers shall have complied with the tuberculosis examination required by the Law.

In order to retain well-qualified substitutes for service in this District, the Board will offer competitive compensation at a rate set annually by the Board.

A substitute employed for in one (1) specific teaching position, shall, after sixty (60) consecutive days in that assignment, be paid a salary not less than the minimum salary on the current salary schedule and granted the privileges provided regular staff.

A substitute teacher shall be paid actual hours worked and a minimum of 1/2 day once the substitute teacher is called.

M.C.L.A. 380.1233, 380.1531, 380.1236
A.C. Rule 390.1105(1), 390.1141(2)

Revised 11/13/00