Teaching in one district. Subbing in another. Legal?

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  1. bbelton60

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    I started this school year as a sub, after 2 weeks I started my student teaching, then applied for and received my credential. I have since gotten a teaching job in another district but am still on the sub list in the district I started the year in. The district I am working for has a day off next week and I would like to sub that day in my original district. I told a teacher friend of mine my intentions and he warned me that it might be illegal and be considered "double dipping". Never heard this term (sans Seinfeld).
     
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    Illegal, I doubt. Against your contract or against policy in the other district, possibly. This might be a good question to put to the county office of education or to HR in each district.
     
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    Seconding what TeacherGroupie said. At the tail end of my maternity leave position, the teacher came back for the morning half of the day. I was highly encouraged to sub in the morning (even did so in the same school a few times, which was fun), and just made sure after school / during lunch I did any prep work so I could still provide the same quality during those afternoon half days.
     
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    Dude, just enjoy your day off.
     
  6. Nietzsche

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    Why would it be illegal or against some rule when this would be a rare situation? Many teachers work part-time jobs but how many would consider or have the opportunity to sub in another district?

    Working full-time for one employer and part-time for another employer is common in many fields. My wife is a nurse practitioner and works part-time for a different health system. Many ER doctors work at several, sometimes competing hospitals.
     
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    Something about contributing the STRS in multiple ways is a violation of a teacher's contract. Something like that is what I heard. I'm still going to do it. The school I want to sub at is the one I student taught at and I wanted to surprise all my former co-workers...
     
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    What if you teach in one district and coach in another? How is that any different?
     
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    If you coached in another district, you'd be considered classified and wouldn't put into STRS.
     
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    I really don't think it would be illegal, but based on some of the responses I read here, I would check with HR just in case.
     
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    I'm pretty curious about this. I can't imagine why it would be considered a problem. At the same time, I don't think I've ever heard of a teacher who subbed on her/his day off. I too, think it would be fun to visit a school you used to frequent.
     

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