ARTICLE 49: SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
49.01 The rate of pay for substitute teachers shall be based on qualifications and service in accordance with the salary scales in Schedule B, for periods of substitution for the same regular teacher of less than or equal to three (3) consecutive days.
49.02 For periods of substitution in excess of three (3) consecutive days for the same regular teacher, the substitute teacher will be paid on the basis of qualifications and service in accordance with the salary scales contained in Schedule C of this Agreement with effect from the first day of such period of substitution.
49.03 Substitute teachers shall be paid for a maximum of paid holidays designated by the School Board if the holidays occur during a contract period.
49.04 For salary purposes, substitute teachers shall be deemed to have kept school on any day or part thereof where:
- the school is closed pursuant to Section 32 of the Schools Act, 1997; or
- previously contracted substitute services are not required for any other reason(s) and the substitute teacher is not notified prior to reporting for duty at the school that their services are not required.
49.05 Substitute teachers are entitled to paid leave to participate in approved inservice activities which occur during a contract period if attendance at the inservice is required by the School Board.
- All substitute teaching time is included in the calculation of sick leave credits as per Article 15 of this Agreement.
- Subject to Clause 49.08, substitute teachers shall be paid for sick leave approved in accordance with the Collective Agreement subject to the following conditions:
(i) the substitute teacher is under contract with a School Board or the Department of Education;
(ii) the illness for which the substitute teacher obtained leave occurred after the teacher commenced employment during a contract period;
(iii) the payment of sick leave benefits will not extend beyond the termination date of the contract period;
(iv) Effective September 1, 2006, substitute teachers with no previous teaching experience in the province who qualify for sick leave in accordance with this clause will be awarded sick leave in accordance with Clauses 15.02(b), 15.02(c), 15.02(d) and 15.10(c).
49.07 Substitute teachers shall be paid for the number of hours of duties assigned to them during the regular school instructional day, except, that no teacher shall receive more than one (1) day’s pay for each day taught.
49.08 Substitute teachers who substitute for twenty (20) teaching days or more on a continuous basis will be considered a replacement teacher for purposes of benefits under this Agreement, with effect from the first day of such period of substitution.