Sarasota schools ask parents to consider substitute teaching as need doubles during omicron wave
In an email to families this week, Sarasota County Public Schools asked parents to consider taking a job as a substitute teacher.
Hillsborough County Public Schools is facing a similar situation.
Kriete told board members that teachers are "losing their minds" and feel over-worked as they fill for other staff members. He told FOX 13 difference in staffing levels now in comparison to pre-pandemic levels is staggering.
Sarasota County Public Schools doesn't require a college or teaching degree to be a sub, although they do help. Pay ranges from $105 to about $150 a day depending on the substitute's education level.