Elk Grove and Lodi school districts pay substitutes more

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In an attempt to alleviate staffing shortages, two northern California school districts are offering a pay rise for substitute teachers. Rates are at least $ 30 more per day. The market for Elk Grove Unified and Lodi Unified school districts is competitive, but both face a shortage of substitute teachers, an issue that predates the COVID-19 pandemic. Xanthi Soriano, communications director for EGUSD, said the school district has faced lower staffing levels for about two years. EGUSD’s substitute teacher pool has about 300 teachers, and the school district hopes to get 500 more. “There are a number of reasons there could be a shortage. We already had a shortage at the start of the school year for the past two years, ”Soriano said. LUSD staff reports show that the district needed 100 to 129 substitute teacher assignments each day for the past few weeks. The rise in wages is welcome. change, substitute teachers within LUSD told KCRA 3. Tiffany Hurtado has been a substitute teacher for 18 years. “As a kid that’s all I ever wanted to do is be a teacher,” Hurtado said. “It’s a challenge, but I like it. I meet all types of children, ”Takahashi said. Now both will be paid at a rate that will help them live more comfortably. “So I can pay my rent, pay all my bills and have groceries left over and so on. So there’s a little less stress now, ”Hurtado told us. The LUSD rate was increased by 30%. Teachers are looking to earn between $ 173 and $ 231 per day. In Elk Grove, substitute teachers will earn at least $ 160 per day and more. to $ 190 for long-term replacements. Soriano said Elk Grove Unified wanted to address a noticeable decrease in the replacement pool that occurred during the coronavirus pandemic by offering a competitive salary. “I think it’s a great job to come to work, to help the kids,” Takahashi said. The rate of pay is in effect from September 1 to December 15, 2022, in Elk Grove. In Lodi, the rate is in effect from September 16 to June 30, 2022.

In an attempt to alleviate staffing shortages, two northern California school districts are offering a pay rise for substitute teachers. Rates are at least $ 30 more per day.

The market for Elk Grove Unified and Lodi Unified school districts is competitive, but both face a shortage of substitute teachers, an issue that predated the COVID-19 pandemic.

Xanthi Soriano, communications director for EGUSD, said the school district has faced lower staffing levels for about two years. EGUSD’s substitute teacher pool has about 300 teachers, and the school district hopes to get 500 more.

“There are a number of reasons there could be a shortage. We already had a shortage at the start of the school year for the past two years, ”Soriano said.

Reports from LUSD staff show that the district has required 100 to 129 substitute teacher assignments each day for the past few weeks.

The pay hike is a welcome change, substitute teachers at LUSD told KCRA 3. Tiffany Hurtado has been a substitute teacher for 18 years.

“As a kid that’s all I ever wanted to do is be a teacher,” Hurtado said.

James Takahashi sees teaching as a joyous challenge.

“It’s a challenge, but I like it. I meet all types of kids,” Takahashi said.

Now both will be paid at a rate that will help them live more comfortably.

“So I can pay my rent, pay all my bills and have some for groceries and so on. So it’s a little less stressful now,” Hurtado told us.

The LUSD rate was increased by 30%. Teachers are looking to get between $ 173 and $ 231 per day. In Elk Grove, substitute teachers will earn at least $ 160 per day and up to $ 190 for long-term substitutes.

Soriano said Elk Grove Unified wanted to address a noticeable decrease in the replacement pool that occurred during the coronavirus pandemic by offering a competitive salary.

“I think it’s a great job to come to work, to help the children,” Takahashi said.

The rate of pay is in effect from September 1 to December 15, 2022, in Elk Grove. In Lodi, the rate is in effect from September 16 to June 30, 2022.


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