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Standard Work Day

All substitutes work on an “on call/as needed” basis. The Administrative Assistants in the schools will provide you with more detailed information regarding various duties and individual policies and procedures when you report for your assignment.  However, typical work days are described below.

Certificated Positions:

A full day for certificated staff is normally defined as working 7 1/2 hours from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Elementary schools and 7:20 am to 2:50 pm at the secondary schools.  This includes lunch. A half-day is defined as 3 3/4 hours.

Substitutes are expected to show up at the beginning of the substitute assignment which will allow substitute teachers to familiarize themselves with lesson plans and other duties, assignment, and events for the day. It is expected that substitutes leave at the assigned end time of the assignment after completing notes for the returning teacher, straightening the room, and attending to any problems or concerns which may have arisen through the day before leaving.

Substitutes who have only 1-2 periods to teach in a half-day assignment are expected to work 3 3/4 hours and to ask the principal or school secretary for other tasks that will benefit the school, such as assisting in other class rooms.

Please check in with the building Administrative Assistant before leaving the building during any time of the day. Your services may be needed in another classroom for that period of time.

Classified Positions:

Please refer to the posted position times for the start and end time for the position.  Please plan to work the entire time frame posted.

Please check in with the building Administrative Assistant at both the beginning of the shift and prior to leaving for the day.