For more than a year, the Pasco County school district has angled to attract more highly qualified substitute teachers.
Last summer, the district created a "professional substitute" position for certified educators who take temporary spots of 30 days or longer.
Now, it's getting rid of the "substitute" moniker.
They'll be "guest teachers" instead.
Human resources director Christine Pejot alerted all district administrators to the change.
The new title "better represents the caliber and scope of responsibility of temporary classroom employees we seek to recruit and retain," Pejot wrote. "Going forward, please ask your staff to refer to instructional substitutes as guest teachers."
Now if only the kids will do it.