Schools continue to struggle to find substitute teachers

 

Local schools are struggling to find substitute teachers and the Kuna School District is no exception.

A spokeswoman said despite the pandemic, it has always been a challenge getting substitute teachers, and the district is actively looking for more.

Officials tell CBS 2 News, one of the biggest challenges with substitutes is the current pay. Currently, substitutes at the district make $70 a day which amounts to $8.75 an hour.

Due to budget cuts and lack of federal funds, the district hasn’t found a way to increase substitute teacher wages yet.

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