- Substitute teachers working for the Rhinelander School District will get paid more.
The district superintendent thinks the pay increase will make it easier for them to find substitutes. The district has had a difficult time finding subs since they started paying substitute teachers less than other districts.
Last year, they changed long term sub pay from 190 dollars to 135 dollars per day.
Some local subs started working for other districts.
"Last year, we tried to realign for financial savings and [we] brought [substitute] pay down," explains Superintendent Kelly Jacobi. "We had additional problems long term subs that are critical."
Now, regular subs will get paid 95 dollars a day. Long term substitutes will get paid 175 dollars a day. Long term subs fill in for teachers who leave for a few weeks.
The district needs to find a sub that can fill in for the entire time a teacher is gone. That helps keep students on track.
The district is also doing other things to get more subs.
"We're doing more advertising letting people know we're looking for substitutes," says Jacobi. "We're setting up professional development activities for substitutes, or people who are interested in being a substitute. It lets people find out what it is and how to do it well before actually stepping into a classroom."
The district approved the pay increase last week.
|Story By: Karolina Buczek