LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Often times school systems rely on substitute teachers, when their educators can't make it to work.
The Lauderdale County Schools system is requiring those substitutes to go through training, so they can be prepared when entering the classroom.
With only 180 days in the classroom, Lauderdale County Schools Assistant Superintendent, Tim Tubbs says, every day counts. Just because the teacher is out sick, doesn't mean the work inside the classroom stops.
“We feel it’s very important for the people in the classrooms with our students to have the necessary information they need to be a good substitute teacher, to fill the role of that teacher while the teacher is out,” said Tubbs.
According to Tubbs, the process can be overwhelming for first time substitutes. Instead of just handing over a lesson plan, the school district wants to hand over the tools a substitute will need, to make the school day run as smoothly as possible.
During the two hour training session, administrators will cover several topics including the expectations of the substitute while in the classroom and how to handle disciplinary issues.
“You need to know procedures and protocol and how that school is ran, when you go into it, and go into it blind, you have to start asking a lot of questions right off the bat, we want them to feel comfortable and have that information up front,” said Tubbs.
The training is free.
Monday, August 12 – ATCTC - 9:00am-11:00pm – Auditorium
Monday, August 12 – Central – 1:00pm-3:00pm – HS Library
Tuesday, August 13 – Wilson - 1:00pm-3:00pm – HS Library
Wednesday, August 14 – Brooks E. - 9:00am-11:00pm – Elementary Library
Friday, August 14 – LCHS - 9:00am-11:00pm – Library
Tuesday, August 27 – LCBOE – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Board Room
Tuesday, September 24 – LCBOE – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Board Room
Tuesday, October 22 – LCBOE – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Board Room
Tuesday, December 3 – LCBOE – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Board Room