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Old 05-14-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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Is .25 worth it? I was offered a quarter time 4th grade position for next year. The P told me he could list me as a 'super sub' for the rest of the building, almost guaranteeing full time if I want it. Not sure if doing lesson plans, report cards, etc is worth it for only 1/4 time.....
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What would you be doing during your .25 time?
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I'd take it! It will probably lead to something full time if a position opens up.
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Great foot in the door for the following year. I don't understand how they can have a .25. I would tell him that you're interested in full-time if something opens up.
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With the job market the way it is, take it, and it sounds like it will lead to full time. Congratulations on the job offer!!!!!!! A foot in the door is absolutely worth it- we all pay our dues one way or another, and it is noticed.


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Look into the details of your responsibilities for this position. It sounds as though this position may be funded through categorical funds because it is not a full-day position. These positions are contracted but look closely at the details/benefits of this position. Many people in my district choose to take on 1/2 day or 2 hrs per day positions, which were contracted positions, however, to get insurance they also had to work as a substitute. Yet, the contract hours and sub hours are considered separately, which makes it practically impossible to make the necessary hours to attain insurance.
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Look at the sub pay
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Being unemployed myself, I understand the interest in grabbing even a quarter-time job with the promise of subbing attached. But check that sub pay. If you work as a sub, they will likely pay you as a sub, and the pay is nowhere near what a full-time teacher would earn. I get only $65/day or $10/hour, depending on the schools I work at. Even if you fill every other work hour subbing, you won't make much money.
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.25 is equal to 1 and 1/2 days a week. So instead of doing the 1/2 day it will be combined so I work 3 days one week and have the next week off. It is really just to give the full time teacher a regular "sub" and a few scheduled days off. I would be responsible for all lesson planning/materials on "my" days as well as staff meetings, report cards, teacher work days.

I am just wondering if I jump while it is there or hold out for a (very slim) possibility at getting a full(er) time job as next school year gets closer. Our district is just now looking at how many they need to hire, there are still no postings.

Thanks for all your thoughts!
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:02 PM
 
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That's tough. I think if you turn it down it will probably elminate you from contention for any future jobs. I would take it and continue hunting.
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