How do subs fit into back-to-school plans? Demand could spike — or plummet

Kelly Education | July 21, 2020

If some form of in-classroom learning resumes, the need for substitute teachers could spike. If this fall includes a return to full-on distance learning, the need for subs could plummet. MinnPost file photo by Bill KelleyUntil the state Department of Education delivers final back-to-school guidance later this month, schools won’t be able to firm up their substitute teacher needs. After more than three decades of reporting to duty at schools in Minnesota — as a teacher, a principal, and then again as a science teacher — Rick Fletcher decided to retire. But he didn’t stay away for long. “I’m supposedly retired. But I enjoy it too much,” he said. For the past six years, he’s worked as a short-term substitute at two schools in the Spring Lake Park Schools district and at one in St. Paul — buildings where he knows the staff and the students. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit this past spring, he says students still stopped by his place to decorate his sidewalk with chalk and to drop off treats. But his sub role was essentially eliminated by the shift to distance learning.

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