Dorchester Dist. 2 votes to increase substitute teacher pay
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Dorchester School District Two’s board of trustees has voted unanimously to increase the pay rate for substitute teachers working in the district.
Uncertified substitute teachers will see a jump in pay raise from $90 per day to $125 per day. Certified teachers will see a pay jump from $125 per day to $150 per day.
“We’ve got to show that we care about [our substitute teachers],” Boardmember Justin Farnsworth said. “At the end of the day, we’ve got to be competitive. It’s hard in today’s landscape. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to find good people.”
RELATED LINK: Apply to become a substitute teacher in Dorchester District 2
Comparatively, Berkeley County School District officials say they pay their certified teachers $175 per day to substitute. A substitute teacher with a high school diploma there makes $130 per day, according to Berkeley County Schools.
Charleston County School District officials say teacher substitutes with a college degree make $150 per day. Teacher substitutes with a high school diploma make $130 per day in Charleston County.
Farnsworth said the changes to the pay rate took effect immediately following Monday night’s vote.
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