Updated: Friday, 22 Mar 2013, 2:15 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 22 Mar 2013, 1:27 PM EDT
HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) - Administrators at Hamilton Southeastern Schools faced a teacher shortage Friday.
As many as 145 teachers failed to show up for work. That’s more than 10 percent of the total teaching staff.
School district spokesperson, Marianna Richards, described the situation as “unusual.”
Parents of students in the district wondered if the high number of absences had anything to do with Friday afternoon’s Indiana University basketball game in Dayton, Ohio.
Richards confirmed the district was not able to find enough substitute teachers to fill all the teaching slots.
She says the school corporation is relying on teachers and administrators at the affected schools to give up their break time and free periods to ensure classrooms are properly staffed.
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