5610 Policy – Substitute Employment

The superintendent authorizes the employment of certificated substitutes as deemed necessary by his/her designees.

If the superintendent reasonably anticipates that the list of qualified, willing substitutes will be exhausted, emergency substitute certification may be sought from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for persons not fully qualified for a teaching or substitute certificate.

The superintendent authorizes the employment of a classified substitute in the absence of a classified staff member when a program will be adversely affected by the regular staff member’s absence and when a substitute can perform the duties in a reasonable manner. A classified substitute employee’s eligibility to purchase retirement service credit will be determined according to Chapter 41.35 RCW and retirement system rules.  Substitute classified employee means a classified employee who is employed by the district exclusively as a substitute for an absent employee.

Approved By: Greg Baker
Adopted/Previous Revisions: 03/15/17
Updated: 03/15/17
Superintendent or Board Approved: Superintendent Approved
Cross References: Content

Policy 1610 – Conflicts of Interest 1st Class Districts

Policy 5001 –  Hiring of Retired School Employees

Legal References: Content

RCW Chapter 28A.300, Superintendent of Public Instruction

RCW 28A.330.240 Employment Contracts

RCW 28A.400.300 Hiring and discharging of employees — Written leave policies — Seniority and leave benefits of employees transferring between school districts and other educational employers

RCW 28A.405.900 Certain certificated employees exempt from chapter provisions

RCW 28A.410.010 Certification — Duty of professional educator standards board — Rules — Record check — Lapsed certificates  — Superintendent of Public Instruction as administrator

RCW 41.32.570 Postretirement employment — Reduction or suspension of pension payments

Chapter 41.35 RCW Washington School Employees’ Retirement System

RCW 42.23.030 (10) Interest in contracts prohibited — Exceptions

Management Resources: Content

2016 – July Issue

2011 – August Issue

Policy News, June 2008 Substitute Employment

Policy News, August 2001 Legislature Authorizes “Retire-Rehire”