Northern Bedford County School District Job Openings
Across Pennsylvania the ongoing educator shortage is being addressed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) by issuing ACT 91 Provisions.
NBCSD is participating in the ACT 91 provisions and they are explained in detail below by PDE. If you fall into any of these categories and are interested in substitute teaching please contact the superintendent’s office by calling 814-766-4702 or by emailing Mrs. Stacy Pressel firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACT 91: Providing Relief to the Field to Address Pennsylvania’s Substitute Teacher Shortage
Substitute Teaching for Prospective Teachers by allowing students enrolled in educator preparation programs to serve an unlimited number of days as a substitute for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years, except for a student teacher who is undertaking the student teaching experience under 22 Pa. Code 354.25(f). Section 1201.1 permits Chief School Administrators to issue permits to students currently enrolled in educator preparation programs – provided the student is continuously enrolled in a PDE-approved undergraduate educator preparation program and the student has taken at least 60 semester hours or its equivalent. Note: A Teacher Information Management System application is not required; however, the LEA must maintain records for individuals with these permits.
Continuing Professional Development by allowing educators with inactive certification who are not annuitants to substitute for 180 days per school year on the inactive certificate.
Classroom Monitor Permits enables PDE to issue classroom monitor permits to individuals for service in an LEA to deliver student assignments preplanned by a professional employee or temporary professional. Monitors may not plan or create lessons or grade work. Classroom monitors must be at least 25 years of age and have 1) completed 60 semester hours or equivalent courses at an accredited college or university in this commonwealth, or 2) at least three years of school entity experience as a paraprofessional and be currently employed in a school. Classroom monitors must also meet background check and clearance requirements under the School Code and Child Protection Service Law and complete training in classroom management through an Intermediate Unit-developed program approved by PDE.