Kansas reduces requirements for substitute teachers
January 12, 2022
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Substitute teachers in Kansas will not be required to have college credit hours under an emergency declaration approved Wednesday in response to a worsening staff shortage in the state's schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new rule temporarily eliminates a requirement that substitutes have a minimum of 60 semester credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university.
The Kansas State Board of Education said the changes will last only until June 1, when the more stringent requirements will return.
Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson said du...