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Leon County Substitute Teachers Get Pay Raise

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Substitute teaching in Leon County just got more lucrative. Today the district announced the hourly rate of pay for substitute teachers is rising from $12 per hour to $14 per hour.

The pay increase goes into effect immediately. And is a sizeable bump compared to two years ago when the hourly rate was $10 per hour.

The district hopes the pay increase will entice substitute teachers to return to the classroom officials say was a shortage of subs has caused some teachers to not be able to use leave or sick days.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.