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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Lack of substitutes keeps schools scrambling for coverage


March 30, 2022

Wrangell schools need substitute teachers, and they’re looking anywhere and everywhere.

The substitute drought has been a problem for a few years, but it’s been made worse by COVID-19 and a lack of people willing to work.

“Currently, we have 16 substitutes on the list, which means three or four are available on any given day,” said Kimberly Powell, administrative assistant for the school district. “We could use 10 more.”

Powell said in the past they have had 25 substitutes on the call list, making it easier to cover for any staff — from teachers to librarians and custodians ...

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