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The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board shall require the compilation of a list of qualified individuals to serve as day-by-day substitute teachers within the school district.  The Superintendent or his/her designee shall prepare the list assuring that all those listed possess appropriate employment criteria, including verification of teachers' qualifications and certification.


Principals or their designated representatives shall call substitute teachers from the approved list in case of absence of a regular teacher.  It shall be the responsibility of the principal and the regular teacher to ensure that the substitute teacher has the necessary instructions and materials to teach effectively, including textbooks, lesson plans, class rolls, schedules and an outline of local school procedures.


Retired teachers may be employed as substitute teachers provided that use of retired teachers as substitutes is in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana and pertinent statutory provisions.


Qualified teachers may also be selected to substitute for teachers who plan to be absent for long periods of time.  Provisions shall be made for the hiring of, or contracting with applicable substitute teachers in these instances as developed by the Superintendent and staff.


Compensation paid to substitute teachers shall be based upon the degree status of the substitute in accordance with a pay schedule as set by the School Board.


Any school employee whose job does not require a teaching certificate who performs work as a substitute teacher for more than a single class period shall be compensated for that time at the rate of a substitute teacher.  The principal or his/her designee shall authorize the school employee to act as a substitute teacher prior to the employee’s participation in the classroom as a substitute, and shall verify the hours as a substitute teacher for payroll purposes.  Any such compensation shall not be considered an increase in the employee’s base pay nor factored into the employee’s compensation for the following year.


Long-Term Substitute Teachers


All day-to-day substitute teachers shall be paid at the current substitute rate established by the School Board.  Substitutes with long-term assignments, over ten (10) days with the same class, shall be compensated for the first ten (10) days at the short-term rate and thereafter at the lowest parish rate given to full-time teachers.  Substitutes with long-term assignments for a class with no teacher of record shall be compensated at the lowest parish rate given to full-time teachers.  It shall be incumbent upon the substitute teacher, however, to properly notify the personnel department of such continuous employment.




The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board shall require the maintenance of a list of properly qualified and approved substitute personnel eligible to substitute for support personnel absent from work.  Only persons approved by the School Board shall be eligible for employment as a substitute.  Appropriate judgment as to actual need should be exercised before employment of a substitute for support personnel.


Substitutes serving in the same position for ten (10) days or longer shall receive long-term compensation in accordance with the schedule approved by the School Board.


Bus Operators


The Transportation Supervisor shall maintain a qualified substitute bus operator list.  The substitute bus operator list shall be updated as changes occur. 


A substitute bus operator shall be paid a daily rate as approved by the School Board, but in no case less than sixty-five percent (65%) of the daily rate of pay being paid the regular bus operator based on the state minimum salary schedule.


Revised:  October, 1997 Combined with GCRJ:  May, 2008
Revised:  June, 1998 Revised:  September 27, 2012
Revised:  September, 2000 Revised:  November 20, 2014



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§11:710, 17:81, 17:84, 17:419.3, 17:493.1, 17:1202, 17:1212, 17:1213, 17:1216, 17:1217

Board minutes, 4-28-88, 9-28-06 6-22-00, 9-27-12, 11-20-14


Pointe Coupee Parish School Board