Teaching Assistant Substitute Stipend. Teaching Assistants, who are assigned to cover for a teacher’s absence, shall receive a stipend of $40 for a full-day or $20 for a half-day. Said stipend shall be applicable in the event a teaching assistant is assigned to cover a teacher's absence for a portion of the workday and another teacher's absence for another portion of the workday, provided the teaching assistant is subbing for teachers for a full workday. Teaching assistants who cover the entire day shall be assigned the teacher workday except that, where necessary, the lunch period may be reduced to one half-hour, for coverage purposes. Teaching assistants will not be required to substitute for the full day in an art, music, or physical education teacher's classroom.