Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

DOE spending $48M on substitutes and emergency teachers due to COVID-19


September 30, 2020

Department of Education funding for substitute teachers and other emergency instructors will balloon from roughly $2 million to about $48 million this year due to the coronavirus crisis, The Post has learned.

According to a DOE budgeting document, the agency is giving schools across the city an extra $47,856,477 to shore up staffing shortfalls.

With school populations split up to facilitate social distancing due to the coronavirus, the number of classes have multiplied at most buildings.


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