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.