School districts required to report on usage
of long-term substitute teachers.
ENTITLED, An Act
define long-term substitute teachers and to require certain reporting on the
use of long-term substitute teachers.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
That chapter 13-43 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
A long-term substitute teacher is a substitute teacher who is employed as a substitute teacher
for ten or more consecutive school days as a substitute for the same teacher. Each school district
shall submit to the Department of Education and Cultural Affairs a report on the district's use of
long-term substitute teachers during the preceding school year. The report shall include the number
of long-term substitute teachers used and the reasons, in each specific case, for the use of the long-
term substitute. The department shall analyze the reports to determine trends in the frequency of
and reasons for the use of long-term substitute teachers. The South Dakota Board of Education
shall promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to specify the dates and methods of reporting and
the type of information that is required to be reported pursuant to this Act. The rules may allow the
report to be incorporated into other reports by the district to the department.
Signed February 28, 2000.