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:
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.
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