Section 5 - Personnel
Professional PersonnelPolicy 5:220Substitute Teachers
The Superintendent may employ substitute teachers as necessary to replace teachers who are temporarily absent.
A substitute teacher must hold either a valid teaching or substitute certificate and may teach in the place of a certified teacher who is under contract with the Board. There is no limit on the number of days that a substitute teacher may teach in the District during the school year. However there is a limit on the number of days that a substitute teacher may teach for any one certified teacher under contract with the District in the same school year. The following limitations apply:
1. A substitute teacher holding a substitute certificate may teach only for a period not to exceed 90 school days.
2. A teacher holding a valid early childhood, elementary, high school, or special certificate may teach only for a period not to exceed 120 school days.
The Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) in Illinois limits a substitute teacher who is a TRS annuitant to substitute teaching for a period not to exceed 100 paid days or 500 paid hours in any school year, unless the subject area is one where the Regional Superintendent has certified that a personnel shortage exists.
The School Board establishes a daily rate of pay for substitute teachers. Substitute teachers receive only monetary compensation for time worked and no other benefits.
A substitute teacher may teach when no certified teacher is under contract with the Board if the District has an emergency situation as defined in State law. During an emergency situation, a substitute teacher is limited to 30 calendar days of employment per each vacant position. The Superintendent will notify the appropriate Regional Office of Education within 5 business days after the employment of a substitute teacher in an emergency situation.
LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 5/21-9, 5/21B-20(3), and 24-5.
23 Ill.Admin.Code §1.790.
CROSS REF.: 5:30 (Hiring Process and Criteria)
ADOPTED: APRIL 16, 2012