EFFECTIVE DATE: 12/10/14
CANCELS SHEET DATED: 5/2/07, 3/1/06, 11/5/03, 7/16/97, 9/2/87 (GCEB)
REVIEWED BY POLICY COMMITTEE: 10/2/16
Substitute teachers may serve on a day-to-day basis to fill short-term classroom teaching or instructional vacancies caused by the absence, resignation, inability to employ or termination of a certified teacher or educational specialist.
A.) All substitute teachers shall be approved by the Maine Department of Education.
B.) Certified teachers may substitute outside the scope of their certification for not more than ninety (90) teaching days in any one teaching assignment.
C.) Persons having two or more years of college preparation may serve as substitute teachers for not more than sixty (60) teaching days in any one teaching assignment.
D.) Teaching days shall include consecutive and non-consecutive days in the same teaching assignment during a school year.
A.) All potential substitutes must file a complete application packet obtained from the Superintendent’s Office.
B.) All substitutes must be fingerprinted and receive a criminal history records check certification from the Department of Education.
C.) All substitutes must annually sign and return a Reasonable Assurance of Employment in order to be retained on the Substitute List.