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erienewsnow.com 12 Jan, 2022 07:00 am

Desperate to fill teacher shortages, school districts ask parents and various staff to become substitutes - Erie News Now

Desperate to fill teacher shortages, school districts ask parents and various staff to become substitutes - Erie News Now
By Paul P. Murphy and Holly Yan, CNN

In upstate New York, the West Genesee Central School District posted on Facebook asking young alumni to sign up as substitute teachers.Come be a Substitute Teacher or Teaching Assistant while you are home and earn some spending money before you go back to school," the district posted January 5.'Subs have been a challenge for all school districts' Just outside of Austin, the Hays Consolidated Independent School District in Texas has asked parents to work as substitute teachers." Teacher absences are 'about twice their normal rate' At the School District of Clayton, just west of St.

"We are a smaller school district (2,600 students) so we have been able to be creative, move staff around and get most if not all of our absences covered since we've been back from winter break." A Maine school district asks parents to help keep schools open While some schools in Maine have had to move to remote teaching, the Yarmouth School Department has found creative ways to help classrooms stay staffed.

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