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Posts Made By: SubMan
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-28-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By SubMan
What's frustrating is that one of the districts...

What's frustrating is that one of the districts where I sub has outsourced subs, bus drivers, and food service workers. But only the subs get "reasonable assurance letters" and can't collect...
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-28-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SubMan
I've been there, done that - the going the extra...

I've been there, done that - the going the extra mile thinking it will lead to employment. It hasn't and here I am looking at yet another year of subbing.

I stopped canceling jobs to help someone...
Board: The VENT 07-26-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By SubMan
Is there an online scheduling option you can use?...

Is there an online scheduling option you can use? My doctor has that; just log on to the patient portal and see who is available and when.
Board: The VENT 07-26-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By SubMan
Your brother sounds like mine. My parents have...

Your brother sounds like mine. My parents have banned the discussion of anything related to education in their home because of my brothers attacks on education. He enjoys ďresearchingĒ (posting on...
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-10-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By SubMan
One of the districts where I sub has outsourced...

One of the districts where I sub has outsourced three different jobs; Substitute teachers, food service workers, and bus drivers. There are three recruitment web pages on the district web site, one...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-30-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By SubMan
Yes, because they aren't telling other subs about...

Yes, because they aren't telling other subs about the plans. Many subs will be caught unaware of the changes and be left scrabbling for work once school resumes.

Last year one of the two districts...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-30-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By SubMan
Building subs go to one building and they...

Building subs go to one building and they generally fill in when an absence doesn't have a sub or the teacher will be out in the middle of the day and no sub will take a 10 to 2 half day assignment.
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-29-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By SubMan
I just found out yesterday, purely by...

I just found out yesterday, purely by happenstance, that my two best districts have joined forces to share subs and are looking at hiring building subs for all of their buildings and using day to day...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-18-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SubMan
I know my state, Pennsylvania, is developing...

I know my state, Pennsylvania, is developing "guidance" for districts on how to restart. Many districts near me have formed committees to discuss options on how the school year will look.

Among...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-18-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By SubMan
As I understand it the states set the rules and...

As I understand it the states set the rules and employers/employees have to abide by those rules.



Because the bus drivers and cafeteria workers in a district where I sub don't get "reasonable...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-18-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By SubMan
At this point subbing is my back up plan having...

At this point subbing is my back up plan having decided to look outside of education for employment over Christmas break 2019; then this covid 19 hit and all I can find are temp jobs for covid 19...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-18-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By SubMan
It could be that it is tied into the reasonable...

It could be that it is tied into the reasonable assurance letter and not paying subs unemployment in the summer.

Interesting to note that a district where I sub outsourced subs, bus drivers,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-18-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By SubMan
I believe it is something like what TheMercenary...

I believe it is something like what TheMercenary found. I've seen similar postings in districts around me; always at a rate below substitute teaching, mostly $10.00/hour. Might be a good fallback job...
Board: The VENT 06-05-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By SubMan
One of my districts has discussed having two...

One of my districts has discussed having two groups of students; the A group would go MWF-TTh while the B group goes TTh-MWF. Students would take home independent work on the days when they are not...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-01-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SubMan
I'm getting letters of assurance now, they seem...

I'm getting letters of assurance now, they seem the same as the ones from years past.

I'm keeping everything the same even for the districts I don't plan on subbing for in the fall. I'm remaining...
Board: The VENT 05-11-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SubMan
My states unemployment web pages look like...

My states unemployment web pages look like something from 1995; I kept looking for the “best with Netscape Navigator” button at the bottom of the page.

Unemployment hasn’t kept up with the...
Board: The VENT 05-11-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SubMan
Entitled people are everywhere it seems. Since...

Entitled people are everywhere it seems. Since schools are closed and Iím not subbing Iíve increased my hours at my big box home improvement store job. Sometimes Iím assigned phone operator duty and...
Board: The VENT 05-11-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By SubMan
Yes, teacher friends of mine tell me that 1/4 of...

Yes, teacher friends of mine tell me that 1/4 of their students have done nothing, 1/2 their students do some work but not all, and 1/4 do everything.

You can probably guess what these students...
Board: The VENT 05-11-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SubMan
When the furloughs started happening 10 years ago...

When the furloughs started happening 10 years ago at my previous district someone I worked with was cut early on and she landed a job doing social media work for a company. She handles all the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-07-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By SubMan
In one of my districts, the one in which I live,...

In one of my districts, the one in which I live, they are doing "Richard Simmons style" videos - according to my neighbor who has children in the district.
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-04-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SubMan
Something to consider

Here's something to consider if you are planning to sub in the fall.

Report: Pa. Schools Could See $1 Billion Revenue Loss
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Board: Substitute Teachers 05-02-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 41
 
Posted By SubMan
Personally Iím not waiting to see what it is...

Personally Iím not waiting to see what it is going to be like in September. I am actively searching for work that will pay me enough to live on. Iím tired of working 70 hours a week and barely...
Board: The VENT 04-28-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By SubMan
Whatís been discussed in one of the districts...

Whatís been discussed in one of the districts where I sub is what is being called a hybrid model. Where half the students come on day and the other half come the next day. The off days would have...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-24-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SubMan
Cashing out sick pay is not a good option....

Cashing out sick pay is not a good option. Typically the amount they give you is really low.

My mother worked for an intermediate unit, sits between the state Dep of Ed and local districts and...
Board: The VENT 04-23-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SubMan
I donít like people touching my stuff because...

I donít like people touching my stuff because when they do I canít find it. During my career I never taught the same grade two years in a row. I always wanted to pack my own stuff so I knew where it...



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