SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLA. — The Seminole County school district says they’re trying to build up their pool of substitute teachers.
Seminole County Public Schools made the announcement through social media Wednesday, saying they need more substitutes to help get through the school year.
Seminole County school officials say the coronavirus pandemic is at least partially to blame for the shortage of workers.
“Right now we suspect the prolonged pandemic,” Communications Officer Michael Lawrence said. “Just like you’ve seen in the restaurant industry, the retail industry...there is a lot of need right now.”
The county is also trying to find more bus drivers.
Substitutes in Seminole County schools fall into one of three categories including daily substitutes limited to 30 continuous work days at a time, and long-term substitutes, who can work more than 30 days but less than 99.
Their “as-needed” teacher position can work for 99 days or more and is eligible for full benefits.
Each position requires at least a Seminole County substitute teacher certification or a temporary Florida Educator’s certificate.
For more details on the requirements and instructions on how to apply, click here.