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  168.037.  Web-based survey, substitute teachers, purpose — survey completion and contents. — 1.  The department of elementary and secondary education shall create and maintain a web-based survey for collecting anonymous information from substitute teachers in Missouri public schools.  The survey will collect anonymous, nonbiased, real-time data that school districts, charter schools, and the state can access to study and improve the effectiveness of substitute teachers in supporting instruction and learning and to improve circumstances that may cause a shortage of available substitute teachers.

  2.  (1)  Each substitute teacher in a public school shall complete the survey described in subsection 1 of this section at the end of each day of teaching.  The district or charter school in which the substitute teacher is teaching for that day shall provide, by email, a web link to the survey.  If needed, the district or charter school shall also provide brief access to a computer or other connected device sufficient to allow the survey to be completed.  The survey can also be completed on-site by the substitute teacher using a personal device.

  (2)  The survey described in subsection 1 of this section shall include, at a minimum, questions regarding:  the age and level of education of the substitute teacher, the date of teaching, the district and school, the grade or grades taught, information about support and interaction with school staff, any student health or safety issues experienced, and rate of substitute teacher pay.

  3.  Districts and charter schools shall annually provide information to the department of elementary and secondary education regarding:  use of third-party employment agencies for substitute teachers, daily rate of substitute teacher pay, employment of full-time and part-time substitute teachers, substitute teacher recruitment efforts, the substitute teacher interview process, and use of current school staff as substitute teachers during other assigned time.


(L. 2022 S.B. 681 & 662)

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