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SRVUSD board set for final meeting before school starts next week

Substitute teacher pay, independent study policy among agenda topics

With the new academic year getting underway, the San Ramon Valley school board is set Tuesday to discuss increasing substitute teacher pay among other topics during its final regular meeting before the first day of school arrives next week.

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The pay increases are designed as part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District's strategy to address a shortage of subs seen in recent years, according to Superintendent John Malloy.

"This challenge amplified last year as school districts reopened their schools for in-person instruction while public health restrictions pertaining to COVID-19 were in place," Malloy said in a staff report to the board.

"Many local districts are in the process of altering their daily rates of pay for the coming school year to ensure their substitute needs for 2021-2022 are met. Accordingly, to recruit and retain a sufficient pool of quality substitute teachers to satisfy daily needs and remain competitive locally, staff recommends that the daily rates of pay for certificated substitutes be adjusted," Malloy added.

The new rate for daily subs will be $175 for one to 20 days, $200 for 21 to 60 days and $225 for 61 days or more. Each level is increased by $25 if the sub is a local retiree.

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District leaders expect these changes will cost an estimated $750,000 for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

The first day of school for students is Aug. 10. All classes are scheduled to be held in-person on campuses full-time, unless a student is enrolled in the district's virtual academy.

In other business during the open-session meeting, which starts at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 3), the board will review proposed changes to the board policy and administrative regulation on independent study in line with new state law.

Board members will also consider signing off on requesting provisional internship permits from the state for five teachers around the district.

Before the open meeting, the board will gather in closed session beginning at 9 a.m. to discuss two cases of anticipated litigation with legal counsel and confer with district bargaining representatives about negotiations with employee unions.

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The board meeting will be held in person at SRVUSD headquarters at 699 Old Orchard Drive in Danville, as well as livestreamed via YouTube. Read the full agenda here.

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SRVUSD board set for final meeting before school starts next week

Substitute teacher pay, independent study policy among agenda topics

by / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Mon, Aug 2, 2021, 3:40 pm

With the new academic year getting underway, the San Ramon Valley school board is set Tuesday to discuss increasing substitute teacher pay among other topics during its final regular meeting before the first day of school arrives next week.

The pay increases are designed as part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District's strategy to address a shortage of subs seen in recent years, according to Superintendent John Malloy.

"This challenge amplified last year as school districts reopened their schools for in-person instruction while public health restrictions pertaining to COVID-19 were in place," Malloy said in a staff report to the board.

"Many local districts are in the process of altering their daily rates of pay for the coming school year to ensure their substitute needs for 2021-2022 are met. Accordingly, to recruit and retain a sufficient pool of quality substitute teachers to satisfy daily needs and remain competitive locally, staff recommends that the daily rates of pay for certificated substitutes be adjusted," Malloy added.

The new rate for daily subs will be $175 for one to 20 days, $200 for 21 to 60 days and $225 for 61 days or more. Each level is increased by $25 if the sub is a local retiree.

District leaders expect these changes will cost an estimated $750,000 for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

The first day of school for students is Aug. 10. All classes are scheduled to be held in-person on campuses full-time, unless a student is enrolled in the district's virtual academy.

In other business during the open-session meeting, which starts at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 3), the board will review proposed changes to the board policy and administrative regulation on independent study in line with new state law.

Board members will also consider signing off on requesting provisional internship permits from the state for five teachers around the district.

Before the open meeting, the board will gather in closed session beginning at 9 a.m. to discuss two cases of anticipated litigation with legal counsel and confer with district bargaining representatives about negotiations with employee unions.

The board meeting will be held in person at SRVUSD headquarters at 699 Old Orchard Drive in Danville, as well as livestreamed via YouTube. Read the full agenda here.

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Danville Mom
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Monte Vista High School
on Aug 3, 2021 at 5:28 pm
Danville Mom, Monte Vista High School
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on Aug 3, 2021 at 5:28 pm

Interesting, as it seems there is already a big shortage and many openings for certificated subs needed for long-term 30-day certificated positions, including this sample:

Resource Specialist - Elem., Middle and High School;
Counselor - High School;
Virtual Academy Positions - K-12;
Social Worker; Elementary - All Grades;
Foods Class - Middle School;
Spanish; Math; Science; & English.

That's just a sample of what the sub office is currently seeking. Pay was $250 for full day and $125 for half day starting 3/31/2021 of the pandemic. I'm sure money is a big motivator to have more subs and higher quality subs as well. I think it's a mistake to lower the pay back down by $75 a day. It will be difficult for subs that were getting paid $250 a day to go down to $175 a day, a $75 cut. The article doesn't mention what the subs will receive for half days.


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