PART-TIME AND SUBSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL STAFF EMPLOYMENT
Teachers may be employed on a part-time basis. The salary of part-time teachers will be in proportion to the hours worked.
Each building principal will have the authority to employ as many substitute teachers as may be necessary to take the place of teachers who are temporarily absent.
The school system will employ as substitute teachers, to the extent possible, persons who meet the requirements for teacher appointments and will assign teacher’s substitute teaching positions on the basis of their areas of competence. When the supply of potential substitutes in a particular subject area is too limited to meet school department needs, there will be active recruitment for substitutes in those areas. All substitute teachers will be expected to provide educational services, rather than to assume merely a student-supervisory role. They will be provided with as much support as possible by building administrators and teachers.
The school committee will set the daily rate of pay for substitute teachers, including extended-term substitutes. Extended is defined as 15 consecutive days substituting for the same teacher. The rate of pay after 15 days will be at the bachelor’s or master’s minimum daily rate of pay per the Gardner Education Association (GEA) contract.
[Adoption date: May 11, 1998]
[Revised: February 2003]
[Revised: January 2006]
[Reviewed: April 2016]