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3120.04 Policy Employment of Substitutes

The School Board recognizes the need to procure the services of substitutes in order to continue the operation of the schools as a result of the absence of regular personnel.

The Superintendent shall employ substitutes for assignment as services are required to replace temporarily-absent regular staff members and fill new positions. Such assignment of substitutes may be terminated when their services are no longer required.

Substitutes for teachers must possess a valid Wisconsin professional certificate and a permit, if substitute teaching in a subject for which s/he is not certified. There must also be verification that a satisfactory background check has been conducted by the Department of Public Instruction or appropriate state agency. Substitutes must also provide negative TB test results.

In order to retain well-qualified substitutes for service in this District, the Board will offer competitive compensation at a rate set annually by the Board.

Except for positions or assignments compensated on an hourly basis, a substitute shall be paid a minimum of one-half (1/2) day.

Health Insurance

Eligibility--Variable-Hour Substitutes: The Board shall offer single and family health insurance coverage to substitutes who average at least twenty-five (25) hours/week during the relevant measurement period pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Health Care and Reconciliation Act and any regulations formulated pursuant to either such Act.

Eligibility--Long-Term Substitutes : The Board shall offer single and family health insurance coverage to long-term substitutes. For purposes of this policy, a “long-term substitute” is a substitute who is hired or assigned with the reasonable expectation that the employee will work a regular schedule of at least thirty (30) hours per week for a minimum of sixty (60) consecutive calendar days.

Coverage: Eligible substitutes choosing health insurance coverage may select between two plans:

  • Base Plan: The substitute shall pay 100% towards the cost of either single or family health insurance coverage.

  • ACA Plan: An eligible substitute may select either single or family plan coverage, and the Board’s contribution toward such coverage shall be equivalent to the cost of the single premium minus $94.00/month. The ACA plan’s initial effective date will be October 1, 2016.

Section 118.19 of the Wisconsin Statutes (teacher certificates and licenses)
Section PI 34 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code (teacher education program approval and


Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009

Revised:  August 29, 2011

Revised February 8, 2016

Revised: August 8, 2016

Nathan Marinan,
Aug 16, 2016, 12:22 PM