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SPS meeting substitute shortfall

Nebraska’s rural school districts are struggling to find substitute teachers.

Sidney Public Schools faces the same challenge, Jay Ehler, SPS superintendent, said.

“We have had struggles in the past having enough substitute teachers,” Ehler said. “We’re doing a little better this year. There’s a few more people available to sub, and are coming in and filling out applications.”

Not having enough substitute teachers means administrators have to step away from their duties to cover classes, Ehler said.

“Sometimes students get farmed out into other classes, so if you have a class of 20 kids and the...


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