Thursday, May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

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Letter: Put district staff in the classroom


Our Clark County schools are suffering from a significant shortage of substitute teachers in our classrooms. As a result, teachers are spread thin and asked to give up their planning time to cover classrooms other than their own. This problem could be alleviated if the staff at district offices would cover in the classrooms several days a month. I’m sure that there are plenty of certificated staff with teaching experience working at district offices that are qualified to teach in the classroom for these unfilled substitute positions.

This could be a win-win situation. The local schools could benefit from getting a new source of educators. And the district employees would get current hands-on experience seeing what it is like to be on the front lines of education.

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