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What's a Pasco school to do about long-term substitute teachers?



Pasco County schools have made it known they have a teacher shortage in some key subject areas. They're having a fall teacher job fair on Nov. 12 to try to bring in new hires, even including non-teaching majors who they'll help through the certification process.

But what's the right course of action for the schools that can't find certified teachers?

Parent activist Heide Janshon made an interesting proposal to the Pasco School Board on Tuesday.

She recommended that the district keep tabs on every middle and high school class in the county. Any course that goes more than three weeks without a certified teacher should immediately register all its students into a virtual course, Janshon suggested, so students have access to a highly qualified teacher in the subject.

School Board members thanked her for the idea without committing to it. What do you think about the concept?

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 1:29pm]


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