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Four dozen substitute teachers sue Dayton school board, contractor

Jeremy P. Kelley, Dayton Daily News |

The lawsuit, filed last week in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, names Parallel Employment Group, the company that managed substitute staffing for Dayton Public Schools from 2015-19.

The teachers claim they were employed by Parallel as subs for DPS, and that each served in the same assignment for more than 60 days, but were not provided the benefits Ohio law requires in that situation.

State law says after 60 days subbing in one specific teaching position, a teacher shall “be granted sick leave, visiting days, and other local privileges granted to regular teachers including a salary not less than the minimum salary on the current adopted salary schedule.”

Parallel, a Wisconsin-based company that operates in several states, began managing DPS’ substitute operation in January of 2015, the first time the district had outsourced that function. In the summer of 2019, DPS terminated its contract with Parallel and hired ESS Northeast LLC as its new substitute staffing contractor.

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