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Joliet District 86 raises substitute teacher pay

A Joliet Public School District 86 flag waves in the wind Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Washington Junior High School in Joliet, Ill.
A Joliet Public School District 86 flag waves in the wind Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Washington Junior High School in Joliet, Ill.

Joliet Public Schools District 86 has increased the daily rate for substitute teachers to $130 a day, up from $115.

Substitute teachers who work more than 60 days in the district receive a pay rate increase to $140 a day, according to a news release. The district approved the increase at its board of inspectors meeting last week.

“We always have a need for quality substitute teachers,” Cheryl Woods-Clendening, the district’s assistant superintendent for human resources and labor relations, said in the release. “Guest teachers are a valuable member of our educational family who help maintain a positive classroom environment when a teacher is absent.”

Substitute teachers do not need a teaching background and can be retirees, stay-at-home parents wishing to work a few times a month, or those with flexible job schedules. Substitute teachers must have a bachelor’s degree and a substitute license or professional education license.

Information on substitute teaching is available on the district’s website.

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