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5:220 Substitute Teachers

The Superintendent may employ substitute teachers as necessary to replace teachers who are temporarily absent. The Board of Education 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 must hold either a valid teaching or substitute license and may teach in the place of a licensed 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, except as follows:

  1. A substitute teacher holding a substitute license may teach for any one licensed teacher under contract with the District only for a period not to exceed 90 paid school days.
  2. A teacher holding a Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations may teach for any one licensed teacher under contract with the District only for a period not to exceed 120 school days.

The Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) 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.

Emergency Situations
A substitute teacher may teach when no licensed 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 shall 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 5/21B-20(3) and 24-5.
23 Ill.Admin.Code §25.520

CROSS REF:  5:30 (Hiring Process and Criteria)

ADOPTED:  November 22, 2004

REVISED:  January 25, 2010
                   February 28, 2011
                   March 26, 2012
                   January 26, 2015