A bill that would create a short-call substitute teacher pilot program for schools in the state was recently presented on the floor of the Minnesota Senate by District 27 Senator Gene Dornink, a Republican from Hayfield. Senator Dornink spoke with KAUS and stated that the bill was passed off of the Senate floor..
If the bill would be approved, a school district would be able to employ a person who meets the professional requirements of Minnesota statutes as a short-call substitute teacher. A school district would have to request a background check of the individual to be considered for the position, and each assignment to replace a teacher of record would last no longer than 15 consecutive school days. A third reading of the bill, which was introduced in the House by State District 27B Representative Patricia Mueller, a Republican from Austin was passed by the Senate on March 22nd.