DPS board votes to outsource substitutes

Substitute teachers protest in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Neil Black)
Substitute teachers protest in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Neil Black)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  Dayton Public Schools Board of Education voted to outsource reserve, or substitute, teachers Tuesday.

They say the reason they are turning to a private company is they have a hard time getting anyone in the current pool to fill in when other teachers call in sick.

They say those fill rates at six Dayton schools are less than 75 percent.

Current substitute teachers for Dayton Public Schools picketed their employer before the meeting.

The Dayton Chapter of Reserve Teachers says outsourcing substitute teachers is “unsafe, unfair and wasteful”.

2 NEWS did some digging and received an email from the Dayton Public Schools to an attorney that confirms it is considering a contract for providing substitute teachers that would begin September 1.

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