Substitute crisis to be addressed

County eyes pact to attract sub teachers

With the Escambia County (Ala.) School System getting closer to a crisis situation of finding qualified substitute teachers, Superintendent Michelle McClung asked the school board to consider entering a contract with Kelly Educational Services to handle placing substitutes in schools.

McClung said contracting with Kelly it would cost the county more, but substitute teachers would also be paid more. She asked the board for permission to negotiate prices with Kelly before a final decision was made, which was granted by the board.

McClung told the board the system is not at a crisis point at this...