Finding substitute teachers a challenge for New York school districts

CoverSchools rely on substitutes to fill in when regular teachers are out of the classroom. Nearly 96% of superintendents reported difficulty finding substitutes, according to a June 2019 NYSSBA survey. This presents a serious challenge for school boards and administrators. When a substitute teacher lacks a strong command of the subject matter, or when no substitute can be found at all, student learning is disrupted. Learn about the factors involved in finding subs and what school districts are doing to alleviate the problem.

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