Teacher Shortage

A teacher shortage is being seen throughout the country, including here in the Blue Water Area. Along with the shortage of certified teachers, especially those certified in special education, there is a critical shortage of substitute teachers. 

Port Huron Schools, along with several other local school districts, has put out a request for more people to get registered to substitute. The district contracts through PCMI Services, which uses the WillSub system to organize the available daily needs for substitute teachers. Jobs range from half days, full days, or multiple days. 

Requirements for subbing include a minimum of 60 college credits, a passed background check that includes fingerprinting, and minimal online training. There is also a need for substitute paraprofessionals, who work in the classroom with the teacher. The educational requirements for a para pro are less than for a substitute teacher. Interested candidates can get started with getting on the “sub list” by going to PCMIServices.com.

Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.