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6.16 Substitute Teachers

6.16 Substitute Teachers

Chapter 6.00: Personnel

6.16*

POLICY

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

I.        Each school principal is authorized to employ a substitute teacher when an instructional staff member is unable to perform assigned duties.  The principal shall obtain substitute teachers from the approved list published by the Human Resources Department.

 

II.       Applicants who seek employment as substitute teachers shall meet the following minimum qualifications and provide the appropriate materials as required by the Department of Human Resources:

A.       Hold a high school diploma or equivalent;

B.       Be at least twenty (20) years of age;

C.       Submit a complete set of fingerprints taken by a law enforcement agency or properly trained District personnel and the appropriate processing fee to obtain a records check by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI);

D.       Either have earned 60 hours of college credit, have taken the T.A.B.E., or have passed the ParaPro exam;

E.        A drug test shall be required of all substitute teachers recommended for hire and shall be administered by the Board approved testing laboratory;

F.        Complete an initial orientation/training program and other training required by Florida Statutes.

 

III.      The Human Resources Department shall approve applicants as substitute teachers provided their qualifications are found to be satisfactory.  Applicants shall not be eligible for substitute teaching until approved.

 

IV.      The compensation for substitute teachers shall be for services rendered in accordance with the salary schedule adopted annually by the School Board.

 

V.       A retired member of a Florida state-administered retirement system may be employed as a substitute teacher as allowed by law.

 

VI.      Substitute teachers shall:

A.       Hold a valid Florida Educator Certificate, or

B.       Be approved by the Director of Human Resources in accordance with Section 2 herein.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED:

121.091, 1001.43, 1012.32, 1012.35, 1012.36, 1012.39, 1012.55, 1012.56, F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES:

60S-4.012

HISTORY:

Adopted:

07/14/1998

 

Revision Date(s):

03/09/2004, 04/13/2006, 06/14/2016, 10/08/2019

 

Formerly:

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