PART-TIME AND SUBSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL STAFF EMPLOYMENT
Part-time teachers shall meet the qualifications required of full-time teachers in the district, as well as the requirements for teachers under state law and/or state regulations. Part-time teachers must satisfactorily complete the same background checks and screenings required of full-time teachers by the district.
The contracts of all professional staff employed on a regular part-time basis must explicitly state the percentage of full-time employment (FTE) that the employee is contracted to work so that the district may accurately calculate the accumulation of tenure.
The district may employ classroom teachers through a job-sharing arrangement. Classroom teachers in a job-sharing position shall receive paid legal holidays and paid leave applicable to all classroom teachers on a pro-rata basis.
A job-sharing position shall mean any position requiring employment of at least 17 and no more than 20 hours per week on a regular basis, requiring at least 70 percent of time spent in classroom instruction and that is shared with one (1) other employee.
Previously Retired Teachers
Any person retired and currently receiving a retirement allowance other than for disability under the Missouri Public School Retirement System may be employed in any capacity on either a part-time or temporary/substitute basis not to exceed a total of 550 hours in any one (1) school year and, through such employment, may earn up to 50 percent of the annual compensation payable under the employing district's salary schedule for the position or positions filled by the retiree, given such person's level of experience and education, without a discontinuance of the person's retirement allowance.
If the position in question is not subject to the district's salary schedule, an employed retiree may earn up to 50 percent of the annual compensation paid to the person or persons who last held such position or positions. If the position or positions did not previously exist, the compensation limit shall be determined in accordance with rules of the Board of Trustees of the retirement system provided that it shall not exceed 50 percent of the annual compensation payable for the position in the school district that is most comparable to the position filled by the retiree.
In any case where a retiree fills more than one (1) position during the school year, the 50 percent limit on permitted earnings shall be based on the annual compensation of the highest paid position occupied by the retiree for at least one-fifth of the total hours worked during the year. Such a person shall not contribute to the retirement system or to the Public Education Employee Retirement System because of earnings during such period of employment.
A retired teacher may be employed for more than 550 hours, but this will result in a new retirement account being established pursuant to law, and he or she shall not be eligible to receive his or her retirement allowance for any month during which he or she is so employed.
All substitute teachers must be certified by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) through an application submitted by the school district seeking to employ the person as a substitute. All applications to serve as a substitute teacher for the district and applications for a Substitute Certificate of License to Teach from DESE must be processed through the superintendent’s office. The superintendent will present a current list of substitute teachers to the Board for approval at each regular meeting. Substitute teachers must satisfactorily complete the same background checks and screenings required of full-time teachers by the district.
Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.
Legal Refs: §§ 162.301, 168.101 - .130, .303, 169.560, RSMo.
5 C.S.R. 80-800.290
Advance School District R-IV, Advance, Missouri