In June 2009, the General Assembly amended Connecticut General Statutes Section 10-145(a) to require that, effective July 1, 2009, “[n]o person shall be employed in any of the schools of any local or regional board of education as a substitute teacher unless such person holds a bachelor’s degree.” The law previously allowed the Commissioner of Education to waive this requirement for good cause upon the request of a superintendent of schools.

On October 5, 2009, Governor Rell signed into law Senate Bill No. 2053, which delayed the implementation of this requirement. For the 2009-2010 school year, school districts may employ a substitute teacher without a bachelor’s degree as long as teaching assignment does not exceed ten school days.  Click here (at Section 48).