A local school is feeling the effects of the statewide teacher shortage.
Clinton High School Principal Jerry Wayne notes he currently has three openings that he is trying to fill before the start of the school year.
Wayne indicates that if positions are not filled he would need to find a long term substitute teacher, which is facing a shortage as well.
Wayne argues that it is not only political reasons behind the statewide teacher shortage, but it has to do with the rigors of teaching as a profession.
Wayne says to stop the shortage, the public needs to recognize what teachers do and encourage youth to take up teaching as a profession.