LSC considers policy change to combat substitute teacher shortage

The Lafayette School Corporation is struggling to find enough substitute teachers. Now, LSC is considering changing its policy requirements.

Posted: Jun. 11, 2018 10:38 PM
Updated: Jun. 11, 2018 11:47 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The Lafayette School Corporation is struggling to find enough substitute teachers. Now, LSC is considering changing its policy requirements.

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Currently, substitute teachers must have a high school diploma and at least 60 hours of college credits to fill in at LSC schools.

Monday night, the school board discussed only requiring substitutes to have a high school diploma. Those substitutes would have to go through a specialized training and they would only be allowed to teach students in elementary up to 8th grade.

Superintendent Les Huddle said like a lot of schools nationwide, LSC has had a hard time filling substitute teachers.

"We think that will increase our pool of substitute teachers to again help our fill rate back in the classroom," said Huddle.

The school board will discuss it further at its next meeting in July.

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