7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill requires substitute teachers to complete certain training before employment.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ requires substitute teachers to complete certain training before employment; and
13 ▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
14 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16 Other Special Clauses:
18 Utah Code Sections Affected:
20 53E-6-901, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 1
22 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23 Section 1. Section 53E-6-901 is amended to read:
24 53E-6-901. Substitute teachers.
25 (1) A substitute teacher need not hold a license to teach, but school districts and charter
26 schools are encouraged to hire licensed personnel as substitutes when available.
27 (2) (a) [
28 Section 53G-11-402 prior to employment as a substitute teacher.
29 (b) A substitute teacher hired through an employment agency, as described in Title 34,
30 Chapter 29, Employment Agencies, shall receive from the school district or charter school in
31 which the substitute will work, before employment as a substitute, the district's sensitivity
32 training, including any training in a code of ethics or a code of conduct for teachers.
33 (3) A teacher's position in the classroom may not be filled by an unlicensed substitute
34 teacher for more than a total of 20 days during any school year unless licensed personnel are
35 not available.
36 (4) A person who is ineligible to hold a license for any reason other than professional
37 preparation may not serve as a substitute teacher.