By Tim Kowols
Luxemburg-Casco School District is looking to streamline the way it contacts its substitute teachers when they are needed. To fill in for teachers out of the building for illness, maternity leave, or professional development, clerical staff is forced to call substitutes in to fill in the gaps at its four schools. Superintendent Glenn Schlender hopes a new automated call system will help the district solve two issues.
Despite the expected influx of substitute teachers from the system, Schlender says the district is always looking for more. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred for most substitutes, but teachers in some areas like music and foreign language may not even need a teaching degree as long as they have a special permit from the Department of Public Instruction.