WORCESTER (WBZ-AM) — School districts across central Massachusetts are seeing a shortage of substitute teachers, according to the Worcester Telegram. This is due to low pay for substitute teachers and a strong local economy.
The current daily pay rate for substitute teachers in Worcester is $70. Most substitute teachers in central Massachusetts can expect to make less than $100 per day.
The Worcester Superintendent Maureen Binienda said she would like to see an increase in the pay rate. According to the Worcester Telegram, there are other budgetary priorities in the district — including more permanent classroom teachers, school psychologists, and a guidance counselors.