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. A substitute, however, who is employed directly by the District 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 directly by the District 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.

The Board may enter into a contract with a person or entity (a partnership, nonprofit or business corporation, labor organization, limited liability company, or any other association, corporation, trust, or other legal entity) to furnish substitute teachers to the District as necessary to carry out the operations of the District. A contract entered into under this section shall include the following provisions:

 A.Assurance that the person or entity will furnish the School District with qualified teachers in accordance with the School Code and any implementing rules and regulations.

 B.Assurance that the person or entity will not furnish to the School District any teacher who, if employed directly by the School District, would be ineligible for employment by the District as a substitute teacher under the School Code.

 C.A description of the level of compensation and fringe benefits to be provided for the employees of the person or entity who are to be assigned to the District as substitute teachers.

 D.A description of the type and amounts of insurance coverage to be secured and maintained by the person or entity and the School District.

 E.Assurance that the person or entity, before assigning an individual to serve as a substitute teacher in the District, will comply with and provide to the Board the criminal history record information obtained under section 1230 and with the results of the criminal record check under section 1230a of the School Code.

A school district that contracts with a person or entity to furnish substitute teachers under this section may purchase liability insurance to indemnify and protect the school district and the person or entity against losses or liabilities incurred by the district and person or entity arising out of any claim for personal injury or property damage caused by the district, its officers, employees, or agents. A district may pay premiums for the insurance out of its operating funds.

M.C.L. 380.1230, 380.1230a, 380.1230g, 380.1233, 380.1531
M.C.L. 380.1236, 380.1236a
A.C. Rule 390.1105(1), 390.1141(2), 390.1146

Revised 11/13/00
Revised 6/27/17

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