Lincoln Public Schools hiring, needs more substitute teachers

As the pandemic has some teachers working remotely or on leave, Lincoln Public Schools wants to make sure all classes still have support.
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(LINCOLN, Neb.)- Serving over 42,000 students a year, Lincoln Public Schools is in dire need of substitute teachers who are available to fill in whenever needed this semester.

“We currently have about 650 subs and we would take as many we could get,” said Vann Price for Lincoln Public Schools.

As the pandemic has some teachers working remotely or on leave, Lincoln Public Schools wants to make sure all classes still have support.

Price says the need for substitute teachers is a national problem.
“Across the country, it’s not just in Lincoln but due to, there was an increase in teachers that are taking leave this year or teachers that have other responsibilities or reasons they’re not able to start the year,” said Price. “So we’ve seen a bit of an increase which causes us to need more subs.”

She adds substitutes would be trained to teach students both in the classroom and those attending through zoom.
“Our substitute teachers, we provide an orientation and training so that they would be equipped to be successful in working with students given those two platforms,” says Price.

Price adds if you have a bachelor’s degree even if it’s not in education, you could qualify to be a substitute teacher.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community, build relationships with some pretty amazing students within our district,” said Price. “So, it’s a win-win for all involved.”
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