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    "Sub Friendly" Schools Recognized
    Posted on 09/21/2017
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    Substitutes Supporting Schools

    The Seattle School Board, Seattle Substitutes Association, and Superintendent Nyland recognized a handful of schools at Wednesday’s school board meeting for being “Substitute Friendly Schools”. The list of school that received official recognition includes Madrona K-8 (Madrona switched to a K-5 school for 2017-18), Seattle World School, Chief Sealth High, Denny Int’l Middle, and Leschi Elementary Schools. Congratulations!

    Every year, the Seattle Substitute Association (SSA), which is part of the Seattle Education Association (SEA), recognizes schools taking extra steps to create the best substitute programs to support students and staff. 

    “Through a kid’s school career, about 10 percent of their time is spent in a classroom where the teacher or the instructional assistant is a substitute,” said SSA member Peter Henry during the board meeting presentation. “We do as much work as we can to get qualified folks in front of the kids.”

    The district’s pool of substitutes includes teachers, para-educators, and office staff. All of our classroom substitutes are required to be certificated educators. All of them serve vital role in our schools.

    Here is more information on the Seattle Substitute Association.

    Here is more information on the district’s substitute program, including how to become a substitute in schools.