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LSC finds solution to substitute teacher shortage

The LSC has entered a partnership with a company that hires and trains substitute teachers, and then fill the open positions.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018 6:55 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — It looks as thought the Lafayette School Corporation has an answer to its substitute teacher shortage.
Superintendent Les Huddle said the LSC has entered a partnership with ESS.

ESS is a company that hires and trains substitute teachers, and then fill the open positions.

The district struggled to fill substitute teacher roles since last year. The school board considered only requiring subs to have a high school diploma in June.

Huddle said now, this will take a major burden off their every day faculty.

"The neat thing about this is that our teachers won't see any difference," said Huddle. "When they're sick or their child is sick and they need to be away for the day, they are still going to use the same electronic system we had. From there, ESS taps into the system and begins to fill those positions."

An ESS representative now works at the Lafayette School Corporation and has already begun recruitment. Huddle said the goal is to have a 100% sub "fill-rate" every day.

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