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The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board shall require the compilation of a list of qualified individuals to serve as day-by-day substitute teachers within the school district.  Each school's list of substitute teachers shall be submitted to the central office no later than the twentieth (20th) day of school and include proper employment criteria, including verification of teachers' qualifications and certification.  All substitute teachers shall be required to attend a one (1) day training session.


Principals or their designated representatives shall call substitute teachers from the approved list in case of absence of a regular teacher.  It shall be the responsibility of the principal and the regular teacher to ensure that the substitute teacher has the necessary instructions and materials to teach effectively, including textbooks, lesson plans, class rolls, schedules and an outline of local school procedures.


Retired teachers may be employed as substitute teachers provided that use of retired teachers as substitutes is in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana and pertinent statutory provisions.


Qualified teachers may also be selected to substitute for teachers who plan to be absent for long periods of time.  Provisions shall be made for the hiring of, or contracting with applicable substitute teachers in these instances as developed by the Superintendent and staff.


A teacher on sabbatical leave shall not be hired as a substitute.


Compensation paid to substitute teachers shall be based upon the degree status of the substitute in accordance with a pay schedule as set by the School Board.  Pay for teachers who are hired on a day-by-day or as an appointed (long term) substitute basis shall begin with the first actual day worked.


Any school employee whose job does not require a teaching certificate who performs work as a substitute teacher for more than a single class period shall be compensated for that time at the rate of a substitute teacher.  The principal or his/her designee shall authorize the school employee to act as a substitute teacher prior to the employee’s participation in the classroom as a substitute, and shall verify the hours as a substitute teacher for payroll purposes.




The School Board shall require the maintenance of a list of properly qualified and approved substitute personnel eligible to substitute for support personnel absent from work.  Only persons approved by the School Board shall be eligible for employment as substitutes.  Appropriate judgment as to actual need should be exercised before employment of a substitute for support personnel.


Bus Operators


The Transportation Supervisor shall maintain a qualified substitute bus operator list.  The substitute bus operator list shall be updated as changes occur.


A substitute bus operator who accepts a route and then elects not to accept the job, shall lose his/her seniority and be moved to the bottom of the list.


A substitute bus operator may only be used as a temporary resource until a permanent operator is appointed to the route.  A substitute bus operator may not drive a route for a period that exceeds the end of the school semester of the school year during with the operator began driving the route.


A substitute bus operator shall be paid a daily rate as approved by the School Board, but in no case less than sixty-five percent (65%) of the daily rate of pay being paid the regular bus operator, to be computed by dividing the annual pay of the regular operator by the number of school days in the regularly scheduled session, exclusive of any compensation or mileage allowance for use of a privately owned bus.


Revised:  October, 1997 Revised:  October 18, 2012
Revised:  June, 1998 Revised:  September, 2014
Revised:  July, 1999 Revised:  February 15, 2017
Revised:  February, 2007  



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§11:710, 17:81, 17:84, 17:419.3, 17:493.1, 17:500, 17:1212, 17:1213, 17:1216, 17:1217

Board minutes, 2-2-95, 12-17-98, 11-16-06, 10-18-12, 2-15-17


St. John the Baptist Parish School Board