Substitute teachers are in high demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
One teacher being out due to illness of any sort can cause a domino effect, according to Ripon Unified Superintendent Ziggy Robeson.
“We do have a healthy substitute teachers pool and we always welcome more help,” she said at Tuesday’s school board meeting.
There are still challenges for RUSD as well as other school districts, including trying to find a substitute available for two straight weeks to 10 days.
Trustees approved the pay wages for certificated substitute instructors at the monthly meeting, with daily schedule being $200 for a full day and $100 for half day – the latter is defined as before lunch or after lunch as determined by the bell schedule.
They also hired one substitute teacher (Rafael Sanchez Jr.) and two food service substitutes (Jessica Sandoval and Maria Munoz) at the December meeting.
Robeson referred people of interest to click on to www.edjoin.org on the requirements.
In order to be on the certificated substitute teacher list, according to the website, requires a valid California teaching credential or permit.
The applicant would need to apply for an Emergency Substitute Teaching permit along with a bachelor’s degree along with a passing Basic Skills score.
In addition, the San Joaquin County Office of Education is available to help those looking to apply for a Substitute Teaching Permit with CTC.