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"There is no substitute for a good substitute teacher"
It takes patience, imagination, perseverance, and dedication to be a great substitute teacher.We know that you will be an integral part of our team as we rise to meet the high standards required for teachingin our schools and that you join us in our mission to "serve every student with excellence as the standard".CURRENT SUBSTITUTE ANNOUNCEMENTS, GUIDES, LINKS, & INFORMATION
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A BPS substitute teacher’s job is to instruct our students in the absence of their regular teachers. Substitutes must follow the lesson plans of the regular teachers and strive to maintain normal classroom and discipline procedures.
As a substitute, you may not bring personal items into the classroom such as personal laptop computers, blue tooth devices, cell phones (please turn them off) or ANY other electronic devices for your personal use.
Substitutes will be excluded and / or terminated as a substitute for the use of any personal items* during classroom time.
As a substitute, you may not use any school district computer unless it is to be used as part of the lesson plan that you are required to follow.Please remember:
*Including but not limited to: personal laptop computers, blue tooth devices, cell phones (of any kind), tablets (of any kind), books, magazines, handheld games, radios (of any kind), headphones, handheld tv's, etc.
Teacher Substitutes are expected to stay and work as assigned by the principal or the principal’s designee in order to be paid for the full absence whether it is 4 hours or the full day of 7.5 hours.
Substitutes will be paid for only the hours they actually worked if they choose to leave earlier than the designated absence end time. The substitute hourly rate has not changed.
The principal or the principal's designee can assign the substitute to other appropriate duties. The principal or the principal's designee shall determine whether substitutes will be responsible for the extra-curricular duties assigned to the regular teacher.
Any experience gained as a substitute teacher will not count towards experience for pay purposes if hired as a full-time regular employee.
Absences for Substitute Teachers ONLY shall be scheduled for ½ day (4 hours) or for a full day (7.5 hours with 30 minutes of lunch outside of the paid time) and shall be paid accordingly for their service.
If the 4 hour absence is scheduled in such a way that also includes a 30 minute lunch period and the substitute elects to take lunch, the substitute will not be paid for the full 4 hours.
If the 4 hour absence includes a lunch period and the substitute wishes to be paid for the entire 4 hour absence, the substitute must report to the main office for an extra duty assignment to cover the ½ hour lunch time.
The extra duty assignment may be given at the beginning of the 4 hour absence. If extra duty was not assigned at the beginning of the absence, the substitute must report to the main office for an extra duty assignment in order to be paid for the entire 4 hour absence.If the substitute does not report for a duty assignment, it will be assumed that the substitute took lunch and the 30 minutes will be deducted accordingly.
NEW PHOTO SUBSTITUTE / ID BADGES!!!
All Substitutes must have a new photo badge before the 16-17 school year
All substitutes who have not yet obtained their new photo badge should come to the district offices as soon as possible to do so. Photo badging is being handled by the Office of School and District Security but you must first go to Human Resources to receive a print out to take to the Security Office in order to be photographed and receive your new badge.
Want to add or remove schools?Remember to send an email to the
BPS Substitute Office with the names of the schools to be added or removed.
How do I know if my absence was cancelled?
Check your email before you leave home!
Substitutes may cancel an absence coverageup to 24 hours prior to the absence.If you must cancel your absence within 24 hours, please contact the school as soon as possible.
What do these job titles mean?
IA - Instructional AssistantE Learning AssistantPCA - Personal Care Assistant
or has Daycare in the title means that these are
Classroom Assistant type jobs
that pay at minimum wage only
A job title that begins with ID means that this job is for an Exceptional Education Teacher and is paid at whatever your substitute teacher rate is.
Exceptional Education Teacher titles also include:SLD, VE-SLD, EBD,VE-EMOT/BEHAVIOR DISABILITY, OR VE-ID.A job title that begins with Title 1 means that this job is substitute teacher job but could be in any basic elementary student level (Kind, 1st, 2nd, etc).
Anything other than listed above will be a
regular subject or grade level.
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Substitutes for BPS are on an on-call basis with no guaranteed days or hours.Substituting is not considered 'regular' employment and is not meant to replace 'regular' employment.There are no benefits associated with substituting.
BPS Substitute Office321-633-1000 x205