Audio: Missouri House near passage of bill to enable more substitute teachers

Missouri Teacher Shortage News Graphic

The Missouri House of Representatives is near final approval on a bill to enable more people to become trained as substitute teachers.  This bill provides a four-year certificate for individuals with a background check and 36 college hours or a 20-hour online training,

Bill Sponsor Ed Lewis – Republican from Randolph recites how the current paperwork gets complicated:



The measure had bipartisan support in the final debate. The state is in need of 500 or more substitute teachers- according to Democrats in favor of the bill.

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