All but 25 of Missouri’s more than 550 public school districts and charter schools are learning at least partially in-person. During a board meeting this week, State Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven says the American Enterprise for Institutes ranks Missouri as having one of the lowest numbers of K-12 students learning remotely.
Of the 25 districts and charter schools only offering distance learning, 16 are charter schools and nine are school districts.
The state launched a 22-hour online training program last fall as an alternative for Missourians to become a K-12 substitute teacher. The effort was meant to help deal with an even greater teacher shortage during the pandemic era. At a board meeting this week, State Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven says staffing problems are still a concern but the program has helped.
The online substitute teacher training option has expired.