Duval Teachers United

Points of Interest: Substitute Coverage

January 12, 2021

COVID-19 has imposed a hardship upon us all. The Substitute System has not escaped that hardship as they have struggled in their responsibility to fill vacant teacher positions. Classroom teachers are often called upon to be used as substitutes in order to provide appropriate coverage for classes. To that end, DTU and the DCSB has reached an agreement to increase compensation for teachers who voluntarily agree to act as substitutes or who accept students from another class when a peer teacher is absent, and a substitute can’t be acquired.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed to provide additional compensation for classroom teachers who assume these responsibilities as follows.

Coverage TimeCompensation
Secondary Schools on a 4 Period Day$28.00
Secondary Schools on a Seven-Period Day$22.00
Alternative Schools on a 4 Period Day$28.00
Alternative: Students Divided Among 4 Teachers$22.00 for Full Day; $11.00 for Half Day
Elementary: Students Divided by 4 Teachers$22.00 for Full Day; $11.00 for Half Day

The MOU is in effect from January 18, 2021 through June 30, 2021 and will not be applied to days prior to the effective date of this signed agreement.