The BoEE Newsletter for May 2014 is now available.
BoEE Newsletter – May 2014
The BoEE quarterly newsletter focuses on ethics for educators.
The August newsletter has information about the new TeachIowa job posting and applicant site, temporary permits, counseling, substitute teachers, and many additional topics.BOEE newsletter August 2013
The BoEE has received questions regarding starting the school year with substitute teachers.
If a district cannot find a teacher who is properly licensed for an open position, a substitute should not be used. Districts should instead find licensed candidates willing to pursue the necessary coursework and apply for conditional licensure.
Districts may not use a substitute teacher to temporarily cover a position while a 2013 graduate waits to pass the required assessments for licensure.
School districts may only start the year with a substitute teacher under the following conditions:
- A substitute may fill in for a regularly licensed and contracted teacher who is on extended leave but will be returning.
- A substitute may fill an unusual last-minute resignation or last-minute new section until the position can be filled. A diligent search will need to be conducted immediately.
Contact: Joanne Tubbs (firstname.lastname@example.org)