Pay reforms instituted by the State of Wisconsin to help prevent the practice of double dipping are contributing to the substitute teacher shortage. The shortage has amped up over the past couple years according to Sturgeon Bay Superintendent Dan Tjarnagle. He says that it affects retired teachers and employees who worked in other capacities in education.
Sevastopol School District is now entertaining pay raises to help alleviate the issue. Sturgeon Bay has not committed to that yet but it is on their radar.