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The Bossier Parish School Board shall require the substitute teachers to have attended a three-hour mandatory district training.  A list of participants that attended the training and were fingerprinted will comprise the district list of day-to-day substitute teachers.  Substitute teachers shall be required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate, appear for a personal interview with the principal/designee, and submit to a background check.


Substitute teachers shall be assigned on a daily basis from the principal or his/her designee.  Principals or their designated representative shall call substitute teachers from their approved list.  Teachers who are to be absent shall call the principal/designee to notify him/her of the dates of and reason for the absence.  Notification on the same day as the absence shall be given as soon as possible, but no later than one (1) hour before the employee’s appointed daily start time, except in extreme emergencies.  Failure to provide adequate notification may subject the employee to disciplinary measures.


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.


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.




Only persons that meet the qualifications and background checks shall be eligible to substitute for support personnel absent from work.  Appropriate judgment as to actual need should be exercised before employment of a substitute for support personnel.


Bus Operators


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


A substitute bus operator shall be paid a daily rate as approved by the School Board.


Revised:  October 4, 2012

Revised:  December 18, 2014



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§11:710, 17:81, 17:84, 17:419.3, 17:493.1, 17:500, 17:1212, 17:1213, 17:1216, 17:1217

Board minutes, 10-4-12, 12-18-14


Bossier Parish School Board