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Shelling out more money for substitute teachers

Posted at 10:17 PM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 23:17:36-04

Green Country schools will be starting soon and one district is shelling out more cash fill a growing void of teachers.

The first day of school is just weeks away and districts across Oklahoma are getting the upcoming school year ready-part of that is making sure there are enough substitute teachers to help out.

Today, the Muskogee School Board made raises public. $75 for a non-certified substitute teacher, but if you're a certified teacher- it'll be $90 a day.

"After today's board meeting, I was thrilled that it had passed," Muskogee High School Principal Kim Fleak said. "Hopefully this will bring in more qualified applicants for subbing in our schools."

2 Works for You checked with neighboring districts - Hilldale pays $55 for a non-certified sub and $65 for certified subs.

In Broken Arrow, the school district only pays $60 for a non-certified sub and $70 for a certified sub.

Fleak knows that extra raise will go a long way to making sure the classroom is getting real instruction when the teacher is out.

"If we can pay more and make it mean more to them our students are going to be the one to benefit from it," Fleak said.


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