yellowdaisies, yeah I NEVER heard about contracts for SUBS either until I saw it now for my situation. For that matter, I've beena long-term sub throughout the yrs w/ dist #1 & they don't have contracts. It's just the daily sub teacher pay w/ #1. But, here, dist #2's temp position is actually called sub SLP (at the $200/day + mileage). I have no idea why some districts havecontracts for subs. I guess to HOPEFULLY have the employee's loyalty & not just do another job next week for example. (To answer your 2nd paragraph question,) no one. 1st of all speech kids aren't even seen until the 2nd or 3rd of school starting & for the rest of the time, I guess they'll have no one yet.