Substitute Teachers 4-90.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-90.1


Substitute Teachers

These regulations will govern the employment of substitute teachers.

  1. Application
    1. All prospective substitutes must file an application with the Office of Personnel Services.
    2. Substitute teachers must have a minimum of two (2) years of college study.
    3. All prospective substitutes must attend an orientation/training session conducted by the Office of Personnel Service.
    4. Once an applicant has been approved, his/her name will appear on the approved list of substitutes issued by the Office of Personnel Services.
  2. Employment
    1. Only the principal or the principal's designee will call a substitute teacher.
    2. The substitute teacher must be on the school division's approved list.
    3. Principals should notify the Office of Personnel Services, in writing, of any substitute teacher whose performance of duty is unsatisfactory.
    4. Substitute teachers employed on a long-term contract should receive a formal evaluation by the principal at the end of their employment.
  3. Classroom Teacher's Responsibility

    The classroom teacher will maintain a substitute folder that includes the following information:

    1. Class rolls
    2. Class schedules
    3. Lesson plans
    4. Unit plans for long-term assignments
    5. Seating charts, if applicable
    6. List of duties with appropriate directions
    7. Copies of forms needed
    8. A map of the school
  4. Substitute Teacher's Responsibility

    The substitute teacher is responsible as follows:

    1. The substitute should become familiar with all rules and procedures at the school.
    2. Substitutes will adhere to the established policies of the School Board.
    3. Substitutes will make every effort to follow the plans and instructions provided by the teacher.
    4. The substitute should leave a brief statement of progress for the teacher.

Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991