Have you ever thought about being a substitute teacher? Well, maybe now is a good time to try it out.
Districts in the region are looking for replacements to fill the shortage they are facing. Some have even increased their rates of pay to attract more interest.
The school town of Hammond increased its daily substitute teacher rates this month amid a shortage.
The board of directors voted a rate hike to “encourage more interest,” the district said. The previous four-rate model was consolidated into two.
Now someone with less than a bachelor’s degree will earn $ 100 a day. Someone with a bachelor’s degree in any field, or a higher degree, will earn $ 125 per day.
Previously, those with a bachelor’s degree in education received $ 100 per day, those with a bachelor’s degree in another field received $ 90. Someone with an associate’s degree was paid $ 70 and community residents made $ 65 per day.
Bonuses, to be paid at the end of each semester, have also been approved by the Board of Directors. An additional amount of $ 250 will be awarded for a submission of 15 to 30 days, $ 500 for 31 to 60 days and $ 1,000 for 61 days or more.