FOLEY (WJON News) - Substitute teachers in the Foley school district will get a pay bump.

At Monday night’s school board meeting, the board took action to raise substitute teacher pay to make it more equitable with neighboring districts.

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School officials say they have been struggling to staff enough substitutes and found the average pay for substitute teachers in the area was $141 per day. Currently, the $130 per day rate in Foley was the lowest in the area, while the Becker School District leads the area with a $160 rate.

As a result, the board increased pay for short-call substitute teachers to $145 per full day, or $90 per day for a half day.

The new pay scale will take effect immediately.




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