Board approves new guest teacher pay structure

The national shortage of guest teachers (a.k.a. substitute teachers) has been a challenge for school districts for many years. District 200 has also felt the direct impact, along with neighboring school districts, with whom we share a vast pool of guest teachers. In order to provide an incentive to attract, retain and remain competitive with our neighboring school districts, the Board approved a new, tiered system to pay guest teachers.

Beginning in the 2019–2020 school year, guest teachers who work 0–29 days will earn $85 per day; guest teachers who work 30–59 days will earn $95 per day and guest teachers who work 60+ days will earn $105 per day. This system will hopefully incentivize guest teachers to accept daily assignments with District 200 on a consistent basis.