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410.1 Substitute Teachers

The board recognizes the need for substitute teachers. Substitute teachers shall be licensed to teach in Iowa. 

It shall be the responsibility of the building principal to maintain a list of substitute teachers who may be called upon to replace regular contract licensed employees. Individuals whose names do not appear on this list will not be employed as a substitute without specific approval of the superintendent. It shall be the responsibility of the building  principal to fill absences with substitute teachers immediately. 
Substitute teachers will be paid at a rate set by the Board of Directors. Substitutes employed for 10 or more  consecutive days in the same position shall be paid at the teacher base rate per diem, for the remaining days of  service. Substitute licensed employees are expected to perform the same duties as the licensed employees.  
Legal Reference:  Iowa Association of School Boards v. PERB, 400 N.W.2d 571 (Iowa Iowa 1987).   Code §§ 20.1, .4(5), .9 (2003). 281 I.A.C. 12.4.  
Cross Reference:  
405.1 Licensed Employee Defined
405.2  Licensed Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection
Approved  8-16-04    Reviewed  6-18-07   8-21-12   1-28-19    Revised   11-16-09