Finding substitute teachers in recent years has become a challenge for rural districts like Clinton.
In an attempt to attract substitutes, the district recently approved a pay increase for their subs. Superintendent Curt Nettles indicates it has been a long time since substitute-teacher pay has been adjusted.
Nettles indicates the State of Illinois already makes it somewhat challenging for retired or former-teachers to become a substitute. He explains those teachers have to go through the same process as a new sub despite the fact they may not be that far removed from time in the classroom.
The school board approved the pay increase at their most recent board meeting on August 16.