Tippecanoe School Corporation
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3120.04 - EMPLOYMENT OF SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

The Board 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 as services are required to replace temporarily-absent regular staff members. Such assignment of substitute teachers may be terminated when their services are no longer required. The Corporation shall not employ persons holding a substitute teacher permit/license when licensed teachers are available.

In order to obtain proper licensure for substitute teaching, the Superintendent/Designee shall submit to the Indiana Department of Education a substitute plan consisting of the following elements, at a minimum:

 A.the Corporationís requirements for a substitute permit;

 B.the minimum of a high school diploma earned from an accredited school;

 C.a plan for reciprocity with other Indiana corporations providing for their utilization of substitute teachers who were licensed by the Corporation submitting the plan, if applicable;

 D.training and mentoring procedures for a substitute permit; and

 E.any additional documentation, as may be required by the Indiana Department of Education.

Any changes to the substitute plan shall be submitted to the Indiana Department of Education at least thirty (30) days prior to the implementation of any changes to the plan.

The daily rate of compensation for a substitute teacher shall be established by the Board.

Substitute teachers must possess a valid Indiana substitute teacher permit/license kept on file in the Office of the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel or hold a valid Indiana initial practitioner, proficient practitioner, or accomplished practitioner license, emergency permit, visiting teacher permit, or transition to teaching permit, which shall be kept on file in the Office of the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel.

A substitute teacher holding a valid Indiana teaching certificate may be employed as a substitute teacher at a daily rate established by the Board for an unlimited number of days in any one (1) school year provided the substitute does not serve as a substitute teacher in the same teaching position beyond fifteen (15) consecutive school days.

 A.A substitute teacher serving for a regular teacher who is on a leave of absence for a semester or longer will be placed on temporary contract initially and will receive a salary based upon the regular teacher salary schedule.

 B.A substitute teacher serving for a regular teacher who is on a leave of absence for less than a semester shall be placed on the per diem rate based upon the regular teacher salary schedule after fifteen (15) consecutive school days in the same position at the substitute level of pay.

Teachers on a leave of absence from the Corporation shall not substitute teach in the Corporation during the duration of the leave.

I.C. 20-28-5-12, 20-28-5-14 I.C. 20-18-2-22, 20-28-5-2, 20-28-5-3, 20-28-9-6,
I.C. 20-28-9-7, 20-28-9-8
515 I.A.C. 5-1-1, 515 I.A.C. 5-1-2, 515 I.A.C. 5-1-3, 515 I.A.C. 5-1-4

Revised 3/11/15

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