School districts trying to keep substitute pools afloat

Your local school district would not mind talking to you if you would like to be a substitute teacher. School districts across the state including Green Bay and Kewaunee have had to go to virtual learning in recent weeks due to staffing shortages. Kewaunee Superintendent Scott Fritz told Door County Daily News that they were five substitutes short of what is recommended for consecutive days this week before they pulled the plug on in-person classes on Wednesday. Sevastopol Superintendent Kyle Luedtke said their own substitute shortage is part of the reason why they made masking mandatory for all beginning on Thursday.

Sturgeon Bay School District Superintendent Dan Tjernagel said before winter break that they were holding on with the substitutes they have in their pool.

Luxemburg-Casco Superintendent Glenn Schlender says they know they have a short bench when it comes to their substitute pool, but they tried to be proactive ahead of the holidays.

Washington Island School closed its school to in-person learning as a precaution when it had positive cases in the school. The school board voted on Thursday to return to in-person learning with new mitigation protocols in place for Monday. One of those new standards will require students to wear only CDC-approved face masks and disallow gaiters.


You can contact your local school district to see what their requirements are for substitute teachers. 

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