RCAS in desperate need of substitute teachers

RCAS hiring officials say that its problem of finding substitute teachers is affecting its ability to staff classrooms.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — RCAS is in desperate need of teachers, full-time and substitutes.

Right now, there are 26 openings for full-time teachers.

This is forcing the district to do things, such as moving teachers from one school to another or combine classrooms, which messes with the students-per-teacher ratio.

Teacher absences also puts the district in a tight spot without a pool of substitutes to call on.

At the end of the day, RCAS hiring officials say that no matter your experience or skill level, they can always use substitutes.

“We need people who care about education and we can help get you ready to be able to substitute, whether that be as a teacher, or as a para-professional, as a bus driver, in student nutrition, there are so many different ways to contribute to the district that no matter what your skill set, there really is a place that you can plug and play,” said Kristen Strissel, the Director of Human Resources at RCAS.

Strissel says that the school district is asking interested teachers to apply at the school district’s website, which can be found by clicking here. 

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