Staff, parents, and students work together to achieve optimum student behavior at school, with the eventual goal that this behavior will become second nature and extend into all aspects of a student's life.
The PBIS program is based upon the philosophy that by recognizing the POSITIVE contributions of every student, a natural reduction in disruptive behaviors follows. This creates positive and appropriate learning environments that are conducive to the education of all students.
PBIS expectations will be school-wide and implemented Pre-K through 12th grades. Clear behavior expectations will be taught in all school settings. Students following the appropriate expectations will be recognized in a variety of ways. For those not meeting behavior expectations, reflection time and reteaching will be used.
This is an exciting venture for all of us at NB! We look forward to working together as staff, students, families and community to create a safe social culture with consistent expectations that encourage positive educational and individual growth.
Becoming a substitute teacher could be one of the most rewarding decisions of your life! It's a great way to make a positive difference for children and youth while supporting your community school.
Substitute Authorization Requirements
A substitute authorization may be issued by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners to an individual who:
If you hold a bachelor's degree: Receiving a substitute authorization will allow an individual who holds a bachelor's degree to substitute in grades PK-12 for no more than five consecutive days and no more than 10 days in a 30-day period in one job assignment for a regularly assigned teacher who is absent, except in the driver’s education classroom. A school district administrator may file a written request with the board for an extension of the 10-day limit in one job assignment on the basis of documented need and benefit to the instructional program. The licensure committee will review the request and provide a written decision either approving or denying the request.
If you hold a paraeducator certificate: Receiving a substitute authorization will authorize an individual who holds a paraeducator certificate without a bachelor’s degree to substitute ONLY in the special education classroom in which the individual paraeducator is employed for no more than five consecutive days and no more than 10 days in a 30-day period.
Substitute Authorization: Fostering Student Learning as a Substitute
This 20-hour course is designed to meet the requirements for the substitute authorization program. This course addresses the four components required by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.
Many AEAs offer the Substitute Authorization courses. Consider visiting the BOEE website for a list of AEAs offering the course.