Rep. Tedder speaks to committee on teacher shortage legislation

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State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston spoke to the House Education Reform Committee today in support of legislation to address Michigan’s shortage of substitute teachers.

“Our students and local school districts need our help,” said Tedder. “Many classrooms face the possibility of not having qualified teachers, even in a substitute capacity for a few days, and we cannot allow that to continue. This bill will allow districts to work with more professionals without being limited by burdensome restrictions.”

House Bill 4069 will allow school districts to consider substitute teachers who have completed a minimum of 60 college credit hours or have earned an associate’s degree.

“This legislation will give college students studying for a career in the classroom an added opportunity for real world experience,” Tedder said. “School districts know what works best in their own classrooms and we have to give them the flexibility to make that decision for the education and safety of their own students.”

State Rep. Jim Tedder (left) of Clarkston spoke to the House Education Reform Committee today in support of House Bill 4069, which will allow school district to consider substitute teachers who have completed a minimum of 60 college credit hours or have earned an associate’s degree. At right is Clark Galloway, the president of EduStaff, which works with over 30 intermediate school districts in Michigan.