Some schools concerned about potential substitute shortage this fall

Updated: July 30, 2020 04:39 AM
Created: July 30, 2020 04:15 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — As schools rush to submit their reopening plans to the state, some are concerned they could face a substitute teacher shortage in the fall.

Superintendents across the nation, including here in New York, are expecting an increase in demand for subs.


However, many fill-in teachers fear the risk is too great and won't be returning to school.

Superintendents say while it was hard before to hire qualified substitutes, it will be even worse this year with the pandemic. If there is a shortage, some districts say they will have other staff members, like librarians, to fill those roles.

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