Substitute teacher pay increased in city schools

By KAITLIN GEBBY
Posted 1/17/20

For the first time in 10 years, substitute teacher pay will increase at Cleveland City Schools. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, substitute teachers make up more than …

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For the first time in 10 years, substitute teacher pay will increase at Cleveland City Schools. 

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, substitute teachers make up more than 6% of the employment market with over 611,310 working subs out there, but subbing can be a difficult task and there are many more needed to fill in for teachers. 

Starting a few years ago, Cleveland City Schools has been witness to a deficit in the number of substitute teachers. During a Cleveland Board of Education meeting in November, Director of Human Resources Kelly Kiser told the board that it’s time to reconfigure pay scales across the board. 

At the time, Kiser emphasized that there is a need to update the pay scales in order to become more competitive with other school districts, and he took a special focus to teacher pay. He said their current pay system is largely based around the teacher pay scale at Cleveland City Schools. 

He reiterated his point on Wednesday, shortly after the announcement that Cleveland City Schools has increased its substitute teacher pay for the first time in a decade. 

Subs for Cleveland City Schools will now be paid $80 a day for a certified teacher, $75 a day for an individual with a four-year degree, and $65 a day for all others. Previously, Cleveland City was paying substitutes with a teaching certification $75 a day, $58 a day for college graduates and $56 a day for all others. 

“It has been a decade since the last substitute pay increase, and it was certainly time to make this adjustment,” Kiser said. “We want to have the best individuals with our students at all times in Cleveland City Schools, and this increase helps us to work toward that with our substitute teachers.” 

According to a Cleveland City Schools job posting for part-time substitute teachers, a minimum of an associate’s degree or 48 college credit hours is required to substitute teach, and “preference will be given to applicants with teaching certification.” 

 

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