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School districts plan for staffing issues as some teachers plan to stay home due to COVID-19


Many districts are actively recruiting more substitutes, as most are retired teachers who fall in the most at-risk age group for COVID-19.

“I have 14 staff that have indicated they have concerns out of a teaching staff of about 260,” said Little Miami Local Schools Superintendent Greg Power. Power plans to us those teachers with health concerns for remote learning.

The issue of fewer substitutes could have a big impact on the school year. “There could be some days where we can’t open the building because we don’t have enough subs,” he said.