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I WAH full time as an editor and love my job, but I also have my teaching credential (although I've never used it beyond credential school/student teaching). The other day DS had a sub at school, and it was his classmate's mom. He asked why I never sub at school and I told him it's because I already have a job.

The more I think about it though, there are days when I don't work at all during the school day (I do most of my work during evenings/weekends), so I guess theoretically I could sub sometimes. I would only want it to be very occasionally though (like 2-3 times per month), and only at my kids' school. Is that loose of an arrangement even possible, or are subs obligated to work district-wide and lots of days?

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When I worked as a sub, I had full control over which days I worked. When I received my sub certificate, I was put on a list of available subs that was distributed to area school districts. The secretaries called me when they needed a sub, and I could accept or decline the job. However, things may work differently where you live.

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When I worked as a sub, I had full control over which days I worked. When I received my sub certificate, I was put on a list of available subs that was distributed to area school districts. The secretaries called me when they needed a sub, and I could accept or decline the job. However, things may work differently where you live.

That's always been my impression of how things work, but I'm thinking if I say no to everything except 2 days a month at 1 particular school, I'll just sort of stop receiving calls eventually since they'll figure I'm pretty picky and uncooperative, you know?

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limabean- before I had kids I subed. You can tell the school what you want to work. You can always say no. Many times once you get to know the person that makes calls you can workout things ahead of time.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that most of the time they will work it out.

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Our school district hasn't accepted substitute teacher applications in years.
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Polliwog, just curious - why? Do they have too many already or use building/permanent subs?


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Thanks for the replies. I've thought about it and I'm not going to sub. I already feel stretched thin between my job, being a room parent, and my PTA/volunteer duties. Also, I'm blessed to have a flexible full time job, and I don't need to be taking sub days away from someone who depends on that income.

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I just became a sub at the end of October.  So far I've only worked 4 half days.  My schedule is really limited, but I would like to work at one of my children's schools, if possible.  They never seem to come up, so they probably have subs they call already.

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Polliwog, just curious - why? Do they have too many already or use building/permanent subs?

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