Sarasota County Schools in Desperate Need for Substitute Teachers


Sarasota County Schools in Desperate Need for Substitute Teachers

Sarasota County Schools in Desperate Need for Substitute Teachers

Sarasota County Schools in Desperate Need for Substitute Teachers

The Sarasota County School District desperately needs substitute teachers who want to work. 

COVID-19 has dramatically dropped the number of substitutes the district has to fill teacher vacancies, and as a result, the district is having to shuffle staff around throughout the day to make sure every class has a teacher. 

Last Thursday (10/8/20), the district needed 196 substitute teachers. In their the pool of 660 qualified people, only 162 spots were filled, which left 34 classes in need of a teacher.

The district has teachers out on leave and some of their qualified and previous substitutes, are either not available or want to work, due to concerns with COVID-19.

Therefore, The Sarasota County School District needs 100 more substitute teachers ASAP. The pay ranges from $98 a day for people with an associate’s degree, $119 a day for those with a bachelor’s degree and $129 for anyone with a master’s degree.

Long-term substitutes who stay with the same class for 21 days or longer receive roughly an additional $20 per day, depending on their education level.

The School District can process an application within a week, and they encourage any interested applicants to contact the district’s human resources department at  941-927-9000, ext. 31200, or go to: www.SarasotaCountySchools.Net