Substitute Teacher Shortage To Be Addressed By LA Legislature
One of the hot button topics of this session of the Louisiana legislature is education. Besides the battle over Common Core, the other elephant in the room appears to be finding qualified educators to teach our children. This is especially true when it comes to substitute teachers.
A Ville Platte Representative , Bernard LeBas, is introducing a bill to be considered that would change rules regarding retired teachers and their ability to substitute in the classroom. Under the current laws a retired teacher may only work an amount that is equal to one quarter of their retirement check. LeBas' legislation hopes to change those rules.
"I think we really we have a wealth of good qualified and anxious-to-teach retired teachers who are being left out and the schools need em,"