Certification, Incidental and Substitute Teaching

Pursuant to Education Law 3001, individuals employed to teach in New York State public schools must hold a valid certificate. 


The East Rochester Union Free School District will review the SIRS 329 Staff Certifications report available in Cognos, to ensure that teachers hold the appropriate certificates for their teaching assignments. All teachers will hold valid and appropriate certificates for teaching assignments, except where otherwise allowable under the Commissioner’s regulations (e.g., incidental teaching) or education law. 


The District will not assign persons who do not have a teacher certification in any area as substitutes unless it has first exhausted the list of certified substitutes who are certified in the area for which the substitute is required.