Pay for substitute teachers is a thing I have become a little informed about over the past couple of years. I am far from the expert on this topic…but know a little.
I also watch the HCPSS budget and know how difficult it is to increase money in any area. That being said…are we (Howard County) not doing the right things for substitute teachers (in terms of pay) in the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS)?
Here is some information that was recently sent to me about substitute pay in surrounding areas and HCPSS:
Carroll County: $113.06
I honestly have a hard time fighting for this issue with this budget season…but it is not something that should be forgotten in our school system.
Didn’t the HCPSS Superintendent Dr. Martirano say in front of the Council last year that cumulatively, a typical HCPSS student spends one-year of his/her twelve-year public school tenure in a classroom led by a sub? If that is true should we not pay those teachers as well as other surrounding jurisdictions do?
David Ryan has been an advocate for this issue in front of the HoCoBOE for a while now: