Carthage School Board approves plan to hire more substitutes

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Carthage School Board approved a plan aimed at hiring more substitute teachers.

Under the new plan, retired teachers and paraprofessionals would see a pay increase of $20/day of substitute teaching.

The plan also adds incentives for substitutes who work long-term in a classroom, like when a regular teacher is on maternity leave.

The district is also hiring up to 12 full-time substitutes, who will be available when the district needs them.

They area also making substitute pay consistent across the district.

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