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3120.04 - Employment of Substitute, Temporary, Part-Time Instructional Staff

When it becomes necessary to employ instructional personnel on a temporary basis, such employment is on a limited-time basis for the purpose of filling a vacancy for which a regular employee cannot be found, or to perform some task of a temporary nature. This employment shall end at the close of the school term, at the end of the fiscal year, or at the time when the temporary task is completed and may not be for period of less than 31 calendar days.

  A. Short - Term Teachers
    In the absence of a regular teacher, a short-term contract teacher shall be employed when it is known or determined that the regular teacher will be absent for more than 30 consecutive days or for the remainder of the school year. A fully qualified teacher shall be appointed as a replacement as soon as possible to ensure continuity of the instructional program. This qualified replacement shall have a valid Florida certificate and shall be eligible to be recommended for a contract for the period to be served. This teacher shall be paid on the teacher salary schedule, once all conditions to be employed as a replacement have been met, and shall assume the full duties of a regular teacher.


  B. Substitute Teachers
    The employment of substitute teachers shall be in accordance with a planned program developed by the District. In the absence of a regular teacher, a substitute teacher shall be employed under the following conditions:


    1. Absences of regular teachers shall be filled by qualified substitute teachers.


    2. All substitute teachers shall perform the same duties as regular teachers. Substitutes may be excused by the principal from instructional meetings.


    3. Each substitute teacher shall conduct classes according to lesson plans and schedules prepared by the teacher who is absent.


    4. Compensation of substitute teachers shall be established by the School Board.


  C. Part-Time Instructional Staff
    The Superintendent is authorized to employ temporary or part-time personnel as needed.
    Part-time positions for summer programs are handled according to summer program procedures. Other District programs such as after school and migrant tutoring may employ part-time instructors providing they hold appropriate certification.
    Employees in bargaining units refer to negotiated agreements.


F.S. 1012.35, 1012.36

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