5:220 PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL - Substitute 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 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 120 days beginning with the 2021-2022 through the 2022-2023 school year, otherwise 90 paid school days in any one school term.
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 120 paid days or 600 paid hours in each school year, but not more than 100 paid days in the same classroom. Beginning July 1, 2023, a substitute teacher who is a TRS annuitant may substitute teacher 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. Long-term substitutes might be eligible for medical benefits only.
Short-Term Substitute Teachers
A short-term substitute teacher must hold a valid short-term substitute teaching license and have completed the District’s short-term substitute teacher training program. Unless otherwise permitted by law, short-term substitutes may teach no more than five consecutive school days for each licensed teacher who is under contract with the Board.
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 5/10-20.68, 5/21B-20(2), 5/21B-20(3), and 5/21B-20(4).
40 ILCS 5/16-118, Ill. Pension Code
23 Ill.Admin.Code §1.790 (Substitute Teacher) and §25.520 (Substitute Teaching License)
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
January 28, 2019
January 10, 2022
February 27, 2023