Lewiston schools boost wages for substitutes amid staffing shortage
Faced with a staffing shortage of at least 60 positions, the Lewiston School Committee this week approved pay raises for substitute teachers and ed techs.
Substitute teachers will earn $125 a day, up from just over $100. Substitute ed tech pay is increasing from $93 a day to $112.
Superintendent Jake Langlais says the boost is to ensure that wages for substitutes are comparable to other positions, and competitive in the tight labor market
"I think all schools — I actually just left a superintendents meeting for our entire region, and everybody is expressing concerns about a shortage in education staff," says Langlais.
The Lewison school committee also approved increasing pay for cafeteria workers.