It is the policy of the Melrose Public Schools to obtain the most highly qualified substitute teacher to replace the general classroom teacher or special education teacher when said teacher is absent.
The district will employ as substitute teachers, to the extent possible, persons who meet the requirements for teacher appointments and will assign teachers substitute-teaching positions on the basis of their areas of competence. When the supply of potential substitutes in a particular subject area is too limited to meet district needs, there will be active recruitment for substitutes in those areas. All substitute teachers will be expected to provide educational services rather than assuming merely a student-supervisory role. They will be provided with as much support as possible by building administrators and teachers.
The Committee will set the daily rate of pay for substitute teachers, including long term substitutes. The latter will be granted such additional benefits as approved by the Committee.
MSC first vote: 10/14/14
MSC second vote: 10/28/14