Colorado substitute teacher shortage worsened by coronavirus
October 4, 2020
DENVER (AP) — Alamosa School District is so short on educators that all it might take is the quarantine of a single class to leave many kids without a teacher.
That's largely because the southern Colorado district of 2,178 students is battling a significant K-12 substitute teacher shortage. Coronavirus fears have chased a large percentage of the sub pool away, Interim Superintendent Marsha Cody said.
"We actually need more subs than ever before, when we have less," Cody said.
It's a problem other Colorado districts can sympathize with as the state faces a substitute teacher shortage that...