Brevard County schools looking to hire more substitute teachers

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — With schools set to open Aug. 24, Brevard County schools is looking to increase the number of substitute teachers in its ranks.

The district says even though they have the same number of substitute teachers as last year they are looking to hire more.

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The district has even started using social media to get the word out.

“We’re hoping our community is going to see the call to action with the global pandemic,” said Katherine Allen, a spokesperson for the district.

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Some feel that the need for substitute teachers will only increase as the school year continues.

According to Vanessa Skipper, vice president of Brevard Federation of Teachers, some schools are beginning the school year with teachers under quarantine.

“We know there are a couple of schools already where we have teachers quarantining. So, there might be a couple of schools that are starting the school year with substitutes,” said Skipper.

Candidates must be 21 years of age, have a Florida drivers license, pass a background and drug test as well as meet the minimum education requirements.

You can read more about a substitute teacher here.

Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.