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´╗┐Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Human Resources Department 520 Fifth Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701- 4756 Telephone: 907-452-2000, ext 11326; Fax: 907-451-6008

HANDBOOK SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS & TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES

PLEASE RETAIN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018

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WELCOME

Welcome to your exciting assignment as a substitute and/or temporary employee in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. You have chosen a path that will be both challenging and highly rewarding. You are taking on a role that is being increasingly shaped to meet the needs and expectations of the children in our public school system.

The role of a substitute and/or temporary employee has evolved from being merely a day-to-day coverage person to one who provides quality instruction in every class each day. You are an integral part of student learning and achievement. The same high standards and accountability expected from permanently assigned teachers are also expected from you.

Some important understandings that should guide you as you take on assignments: ? Continuation of student learning along a continuum established by the permanent teachers and school leaders is your primary focus. ? Students look to you to establish your authority and to exude selfconfidence in your role. ? Each classroom and school has procedures that must be quickly grasped and implemented to achieve effective instruction.

The Human Resources Department has created this handbook primarily: ? To clarify processes associated with being a substitute and temporary employee. ? To describe instructional and professional expectations for substitute and temporary employees. ? To introduce best practices that will enable you to succeed in our schools.

Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with support so that you can help our schools to achieve the goal of improving learning and achievement for our students.

On behalf of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, we commend you and thank you for your commitment to excellence.

Human Resources Department

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page No. Getting Started .......................................................................................5

What do I do next? .........................................................................5 Employment Relationship .......................................................... 5

Aesop: Sub Caller System ......................................................................6 System Overview ............................................................................6 Calling Information ........................................................................6 Cancellations, No Shows, Tardiness, and Job Shopping ..................7 Substitute Quick Start Guide ? Web.............................................. 8 Substitute Quick Start Guide ? Phone .......................................... 9

General Responsibilities of a Substitute/TemporaryEmployee..........10 Assignments ................................................................................10 Overview of the School Day ..........................................................11 Classroom Management and Discipline ........................................12 Avoiding Negligence.....................................................................13 Providing Instruction ....................................................................15

Substitute/Temporary Employee Performance & Conduct ................18 Complaints/Concerns ....... ...................................................... 18 Sub/Temp Complaint Matrix .................................................... 19

Employee Information..........................................................................20 Payroll .....................................................................................20 Direct Deposit ..........................................................................20 Employee Self Service ................................................................20 Compensation .....................................................................21, 24

Appendices ...........................................................................................23 Staff Student Boundaries ...........................................................25-33 Risk Management Statement .....................................................37 School Calendar .......................................................................45 Payroll Calendar .......................................................................44 ? School Directory .......................................................................46

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Getting Started

What do I do next?

Reminder: You are NOT authorized to work until you receive a Welcome Letter from Aesop. If you have not received a Welcome Letter via email within 10 days, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Once you have been approved to substitute teach by the Human Resources Department, you will receive a Substitute Welcome Letter via email. Your employee number (F#) will be included in this Welcome Letter and this is the number you will utilize to complete your time cards.

The Welcome Letter will also include your login and PIN number. You will use your PIN to access the system each time it calls you for jobs that may be available or for when you search for jobs on the website. Please keep your PIN confidential. Do not give your PIN to anyone.

Prior to accepting work as a substitute or temporary employee, review the district's policies and administrative regulations on student discipline. These are included in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, as well as in the School Board Policy Manual, which may be accessed at any school or through the district website.

Employment Relationship

The employment relationship between the school district and non-benefitted employees (substitute teachers & temporary employees) is an "at will" relationship.

This means: ? You have the right to discontinue your working relationship with the district at

any time, for any reason, and without any advance notice given.

? The district reserves the same rights but may not terminate an employee for

reasons that are arbitrary or capricious.

If you wish to terminate your employment with the district, please notify the Human Resources Department, in writing, at your earliest convenience and you will be removed from Aesop.

Substitute teachers and temporary employees are inactivated at the end of each school year if work wasn't accepted during the current school year.

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