Teacher Shortage Cancels Classes

The Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock School District cancelled classes Monday and Tuesday due to a shortage in substitute teachers, according to KIMT. The school district was going to have five of its 19 staff members at the secondary building gone this week and does not have enough substitutes to fill those spots. Principals and other staff have been filling in but five vacant positions was just too many to cover. This is an issue that many schools across the state have had to deal with. The State adjusted their qualifications for a substitute to try to help with the issue. You now need just 60 credit hours to get a substitute authorization. Rockford raised their substitute pay in November to $140 per day. These two days will need to be made up later in the year.