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Demand for substitute teachers is high, with some districts having to outsource

Posted at 10:55 AM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 10:55:30-04

PENINSULA, Ohio — Experts say some educators have been reluctant to get back into the classroom due to the health and safety concerns around COVID-19.

A handful of local district employees have said they’ve even had to outsource through private companies to find qualified adults to substitute teach.

“So I own a travel agency and with all of the pandemic going on it’s been a little bit slow,” said Suzanne Upton, who is filling in as a sub for the Woodridge Local School District to supplement her income. “I went through the process to get my substitute certification and our superintendent Walter Davis had indicated to me that I might get a phone call every day.”

The Summit Educational Service Center is hosting a Substitute Recruitment Fair on Tuesday – click here for more information

You can find more job listings and resources for job seekers on our “Getting Back to Work” page here.