NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP-TV Substitute teachers for the North Platte Public Schools will see a boost in pay after the district's Board of Education approved the increase at their meeting this week.
North Platte Public Schools substitute teachers such as Wendy Grachek, will see a boost in pay after the Board of Education approved pay increases for substitute teachers at their meeting this week. (Source: Beatriz Reyna/KNOP-TV)
This is the second such increase in five years.
Short-term substitute teachers will be paid $130/day. Previously, they were paid $120/day.
Long-term subs will now make $200/day, versus $150/day.
School district officials say the pay increases are competitive to other districts across the state similar in size.
"I started my career as a substitute teacher 30 years ago when I got into education, so it's always at my heart because I know the job that is meant to be done," said North Platte Public Schools Human Resource Director Kevin Mills. "You walk into a classroom where you may only be there one day or two days and kids may never see you again, so I keep that in mind to be able to support those folks. So we want to continually increase that number."
These rates will be in effect beginning with time worked in January that will be paid on February 20th.