Discussion in 'General Education' started by Leaborb192, Aug 13, 2016.
Aug 13, 2016
I was never limited last year by my district. I think I remember them saying in orientation that even if you worked everyday, you would still be under the annual hours required by ACA for benefits to kick in, due to the vacations. I just changed districts and they use Kelly for their sub needs. They do offer benefits, but they also hire into other sectors which could explain the ACA coverage.
When the law was first passed, my district did limit the days. Now, they have outsourced subbing to a temp agency making substitutes employees of the temp agency and not the district.
My district limits the days to 137/180.
Even great subs tend to work about 160/180. It is the nature of the beast - most teachers won't take off the day before any break, right after the breaks, during state testing or leading up to it, the last couple of weeks at the end of the year. I'm not saying they never take off, but they are far less apt to take off, creating mini-lulls. The most I ever subbed in one year was 173 days out of 180, and I only subbed in two districts 90% of the time. That "banner" year included a LTS who never came back, so I closed out the school year. I know that there is a great deal of difference between NJ and NY. Here, you can't work more than 20 consecutive days for one teacher, so the way around that is you work as someone else on day 21 and then go back to the first classroom if still needed for another 20 days.
Out of that "banner" year, I believe that about 40 days were spent primarily in one district, a couple of days were in a seldom used district, and the rest were in one district, and that is without any planning. All were no more than 5 minutes from my house, so I kept it close. The reason for this response is to assure you that with very little planning you will almost certainly be able to meet the restrictions through days not worked and going to two districts. Trust me, someone in HR will be keeping track if this is a big deal in NY. I hope you get the information and plan you need from your HR visit. Good luck.
I haven't heard anything NYC wise honestly. We had one person recently do a LTS assignment for 6 weeks so I highly doubt there are "weekly restrictions".
Plus we've had sub paras work the whole year every day. I totally have a feeling they alsodon't get health insurance since they are paid per diem as well.
that's what my district does
Aug 14, 2016
To deal with the sub limitations my district has started hiring one annual sub per building, this sub gets a contract and benefits and a salary only slightly less than that of a first year teacher.
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