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Substitute teacher pilot program bill receives hearing in House Education Committee

State District 27B Representative Patricia Mueller, a Repbulican from Austin recently introduced a bill during the current legislative session that would create a short-call substitute teacher pilot program for schools in the state. Representative Mueller spoke with KAUS and stated that an administrator from the Austin School District, plus administrators from metro schools testified in favor of the bill at a recent hearing in the House Education Committee…

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.  In the Senate, the bill is being sponsored by five different Senators, including Hayfield’s Gene Dornink in District 27. 

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