Recently-Retired Educators Can Now Substitute

One of the solutions to the shortage of substitute educators that PAT has been advocating for is to allow recently-retired educators to substitute teach. Until now, PPS has been enforcing a 26-week break in employment before allowing retired educators to begin employment as a substitute. PPS has just agreed to remove that requirement for this school year, in order to tap the pool of fully licensed, experienced educators who retired in the spring and to help alleviate the current substitute shortage.

If you know any recently retired educators who might be interested in working as a substitute educator this fall, please pass on this information.