Long Beach Unified approves pay increase for substitute teachers
Facing a shortage of substitute teachers, Long Beach Unified is increasing pay for those teachers.
The district’s Board of Education approved a pay hike that will see the daily rate increase from $165 to $190, according to the Long Beach Post.
“We’re increasing our daily rate to be more competitive,” David Zaid, the district’s assistant superintendent, told the board, according to the Post.
The substitute teachers shortage is not unique to Long Beach Unified. Districts across the state are also increasing their daily rates. Some are facing a shortage so dire that some schools are facing possible temporary closures.