Liability and Substitutes Name Institution Course Date According to the political subdivision rules Linda Collins must be held to the same standard as a regular teacher. The argument is that a substitute teacher serves the same way a consistent teacher serves when he/she is on duty. As a result it is upon Linda to perform her duties since she may be held responsible in case anything happens. Moreover any substitute teacher is accountable for all the responsibilities of the teacher. For instance Linda should have maintained full control over assault against anybody should be dealt with by the court so that the criminal is punished. As a result the other individuals who might intend to do the same are warned since punishing the perpetrators acts a moral example to them. Teachers ought to monitor and control the school to ensure that the set rules and discipline are adhered to by the students. Moreover parents have a responsibility to ensure that their children are disciplined by educating them good behavior rather than leaving the entire burden on the teachers. [...]
Linda Collins is employed as a substitute teacher on an as-needed basis (i.e., not a full-time sub and not holding a teaching contract) for Random Public School District in North Dakota. She generally substitutes fifteen to twenty days per month at various schools in the district. On the day she substituted in shop class, one student was sexually assaulted by another student behind a portable chalkboard. Parents of the assaulted child filed a suit against the school district. Is a substitute teacher held to the same standard as a regular teacher? Why or why not? Does sexual assault of a student by another automatically result in liability for the school district and/or any individuals employed by the school district? Why or why not? Will the parents likely prevail in court? Briefly explain why or why not, using at least one case (court decision) from the materials.