Posted Date: 01/19/2022
As more and more schools go to distance learning in the wake of the latest COVID-19 surge, Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday announced a plan to let state employees serve as substitute teachers.
Stitt signed an executive order directing state agencies to create mechanisms for state employees to substitute teach. The order is effective for 120 days.
“We expect state employees to be mobilized tomorrow and be reaching out to the school districts,” the governor said. “That is our intent.”
The governor has criticized schools for not having an in-person option for instruction, saying students suffer mentally and academically without it.