The West Carrollton Board of Education voted at the January 13 school
board meeting to raise the daily pay of substitute teachers from $90 to $115
per day. There have only been two previous increases in the past 20 years, the
most recent increase being six years ago.
A shortage of qualified substitute teachers has affected school
districts across the country. West Carrollton has watched the numbers decline
and currently has a list of 64 substitute teachers. Out of that number, 29 also
sub in multiple area districts.
Human Resources Director, Devon Berry, attributes the decline to a better economy. Many of the available substitute teachers that were on the list two or three years ago have moved on to permanent teaching or career positions in the scope of their degree. “In order to keep the substitute teachers we have, as well as add to our current list, we must offer a competitive wage,” said Berry. The new rate was determined after a comparison study of surrounding school districts. “We can now offer a daily rate that is competitive with other districts and that can attract qualified individuals to substitute in West Carrollton.”
Anyone interested in becoming a substitute teacher in West Carrollton
may contact Lisa Green at email@example.com or
937-859-5121, ext. 1119.