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Iredell-Statesville Schools to increase pay for substitute teachers

In an effort to combat the ongoing teacher shortage, the district is working to increase pay for substitute teachers.

STATESVILLE, N.C. — In an effort to alleviate the substitute teacher shortage in Iredell-Statesville schools, Superintendent Jeff James has agreed to work with ESS Southeast, LLC to increase the rate of pay for substitute teachers across the district. 

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In an addendum signed by the superintendent last week, pay will increase to $90 per day for current non-certified substitute teachers and $110 per day for substitutes that hold a current teaching license.

The district is also eager to hire permanent substitute teachers, who will make $107 daily if uncertified, and $130 if fully certified. Not all changes have been implemented yet. 

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“Our country is experiencing a serious shortage of building-level employees in public schools. We are hopeful that citizens of Iredell County will realize that these positions are vital,“ Superintendent James said. “We are eager to attract and retain great employees to become part of our school families.” 

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