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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 certificate and may teach in t he place of a certified 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.  However, there is a limit on the number of days that a substitute teacher may teach for any one certified teacher under contract with the District in the same school year.  The following limitations apply:

1.       A substitute teacher holding a substitute certificate may teach only for a period not to exceed 90 school days.

2.       A teacher holding a valid early childhood, elementary, high school, or special certificate may teach for only a period not to exceed 120 days.


The Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) in Illinois 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.

The School Board establishes a daily rate of pay for substitute teachers.  Substitute teachers receive only monetary compensation for time worked and no other benefits.


Emergency Situations


A substitute teacher may teach when no certified 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 will 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 5/21-9, 5/21B-20(3), and 24-5.

23 Ill.Admin.Code §1.790.

CROSS REF:           5:30 (Hiring Process and Criteria)


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