Substitute and Teacher Stipend Reimbursement Program

Districts that share professional learning services such as staff or curriculum development activities through CoSer 555 are eligible to receive aid on the costs the district approves and incurs from either stipends paid to teachers or substitutes covering teacher’s classrooms while they are participating in professional learning. CoSer guidelines require that SWBOCES establish a uniform rate of pay for substitutes and stipends. For the 2023-2024 school year, SWBOCES will reimburse up to $295 a day for a substitute and an hourly rate for teacher stipends of $65/hour.