Blog Substitute Teachers
to our Blog! Do you have an Idea about current
education? Here is a place for you to state what is on
your mind. Please this is not a place to advertise your
company or products! Such a comment will not be posted!
All comments must be relevant, non commercial, legal,
civil, education related, non threatening, and
The opinion below are the result of
my professional experiences as an:
historian, webmaster, master teacher,
teacher's union vice president and
president, parent and grandparent.
are vital to education and we feel the
1. No person should be a substitute teacher
unless they have passed a security
background check by county, state and
federal security personal.
2. Substitute teachers should be paid
according to the degree and years of
experience. Give substitutes raises when all
the other employees are given raises.
3. Hiring priorities need to be according to
an individualís degrees or certification.
School systems are looking for warm bodies
to fill the classroom. Often the substitutes
give wrong or erroneous information.
In the medical profession only a certified
professionals are allowed to handle a
patient. Should the education field have a
4. Unless certified in the field no
substitute should be allowed to give
lectures, administer tests or act in the
same capacity as a teacher.
5. If a substitute is called in for an
assignment or consultation, he or she needs
to be paid for his or her time.
6. Unless certified in the field, no
substitute should be allowed to replace a
teacher for extended periods of time.
7. Substitutes should be given three or four
days of instruction by a professional on a
teacherí rights, responsibilities, methods
and state, county municipal procedures.
8. Substitutes need to have liability and
workmanís compensation insurance.
9. Substitutes need to have access to
automatic deposit, credit union, in-service
programs and all other services offered by
the state, county and municipal employees.
10. Substitutes need to be backed for
discipline problems equal to that of the
11. A uniform system of contacting
substitutes needs to be established. Hours
need to be set and standards need to be made
on who and when he or she will be called.
12. A substitute must be allowed to turn
down a position without recrimination.
13. A set of standards of evaluation needs
to be established so that a sub can
understand their strengths and weaknesses.
14.Teachers and students need to be
instructed on the proper respect, treatment
and methods of handling a sub.
15. A cadre of either retired or part time
teacherís needs to be established to fill in
the teacherís position when he or she is
incapable of fulfilling his or her duties