The System 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 System 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 holding a substitute license may teach for any one licensed teacher under contract with the System only for a period not to exceed 90 school days.
- A teacher holding a Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations may teach for any one licensed teacher under contract with the System only for a period not to exceed 120 school days.
The Board 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 may teach when no licensed teacher is under contract with the Board if the System 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 Director 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:||December 18, 2014|
105 ILCS 5/21-9, 5/21B-20(3), and 24-5.
23 Ill.Admin.Code §1.790.
April 19, 2012