By Madison Morse
Living in the Ledge Staff Reporter
Help wanted: are you looking to teach? Good news, Grand Ledge is looking to hire.
Over the last few years Grand Ledge Public Schools has been consumed with a new problem, a lack of substitute teachers. The district is struggling to fulfill their need of 25-30 substitutes a day.
Grand Ledge Public School Superintindent Brian Metcalf believes he knows the reason why there is such a great need.
“There is two things happening I think. One is that the old, retired teachers that normally come back aren’t allowed to anymore because of the new law change. So every year you kind of have a new crop that is coming back in and enrolling in subbing. So every year it gets worse, worse and worse.”
“That and the connection with the economy getting better and more jobs being out there for capable people. I mean someone with 90 credits or higher are more employable so you have people in that system as well.”