Long-Term Subbing into the Next School Year

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  1. ChildWhisperer

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    Has anyone worked in a school district with a huge teacher shortage that they've ended up being a long-term sub for the entire school year and into the next (in the same classroom)?
    Just curious.
     
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    I've never heard of this. If it was me I would be asking for a contract to get the teacher salary instead of the sub pay because at that point you are the teacher. Why has the teacher been out so long? In my district teachers are only guaranteed their classroom for one year of leave. After that time they forfeit their position and have to pick from the open positions in the district when they return.
     
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    I mean - there is no teacher for that classroom / there has never been one. They can't find teachers to fill them so they use long-term subs. I just don't know if any of them have kept the same classroom the next school year as well. And the reason for not being a full-time teacher is because they don't have a teaching license so they're only allowed to sub (you just need a Bachelor's in any subject to be a substitute in my state)
     
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    Yikes!
     
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    Of course! I worked for two years as a long-term sub at this crappy of crappiest school districts. They didn't even offer me a permanent position after two years of loyal service. Best thing was being let go. They totally used me. I was responsible for 5 preps at $120 a day with a Spanish mentor. My field is ELA. Lol!
     
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    Yup, the long-term sub pay is higher than what many full-time teachers make in the district (if you break it down daily)
    Even the short term sub pay is high. No one wants to work for them so they need a lot of subs :D
    Only downside is obviously no benefits

    Wow!
     
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    Yep. We had a HS Chemistry teacher, hired brand new at the end of last year. She literally worked three days, had a nervous breakdown and quit, nobody has heard from or about her since. There has been a long term sub in there for most of this year and is going to be in there at least through half of next year. She has all the credentials, but turned down a full teaching position because she gets paid more as a long term... with her credentials, and has the flexibility of subbing.
     
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    I've worked with a few teachers who were long-term subs that held a position over the course of two or more school years. All of them carried only a sub license, so they couldn't be hired as regular teachers. In my experience, if a person is a reliable and successful sub AND can get a regular teaching license, a school will most likely hire that person when there is an opening.
     
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    Whaat? Is that allowed? Can you be a student teacher for yourself?!

    Why don't they just do it by scores instead of percentiles..??? That makes no sense.
     
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