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Substitute teachers may serve on a day-to-day basis to fill short-term classroom teaching or instructional vacancies caused by the absence, resignation, inability to employ or termination of a certified teacher or educational specialist.
A. All substitute teachers shall be approved by the Maine Department of Education.
B. Certified teachers may substitute outside the scope of their certification for not more than 90 teaching days in any one teaching assignment.
C. Persons having two or more years of college preparation may serve as substitute teachers for not more than 60 teaching days in any one teaching assignment.
D. Only in cases of emergency may a person with less than two years of college preparation who has graduated from high school serve as a substitute teacher, and such assignment shall not exceed 10 teaching days [except when assigned to a vocational center or region.
E. A high school graduate with two or more years of trade experience may serve as a substitute teacher in a vocational center or region for not more than 60 teaching days in any one teaching assignment.]*
F. Teaching days shall include consecutive and non-consecutive days in the same teaching assignment during a school year.
Substitute teachers must be compensated at the rate of not less than $55 for each day of service. The amount paid to substitute teachers will be determined by the MSAD #11 School Board
Legal Reference: 20-A M.R.S.A. § 13402(3)
Chapter 115 § 13 (Maine Department of Education Rules)
Adopted: September 3, 1959
Revised: June 5, 1986; July 8, 1993; March 10, 1994; February 1, 2007