Are substitute teachers paid enough?

NORWICH – Are substitute teachers adequately compensated for their time and experience? According to one of Norwich’s retired teachers, the answer is no.

Jim Wysor retired from the Norwich City School District after teaching for 34 years. For the last five and a half years, he has continued to work for school district as a substitute teacher. He enjoys it, he said. All but the pay.

“Do you see the value of having the best possible subs?” Wysor asked the district’s school board at Tuesday’s meeting. “Do you see the value of paying for experience and expertise in subs?”

Wysor’s appearance at the meeting was a follow up to an e-mail he had sent to Superintendent Gerard O’Sullivan and members of the school board, expressing his concerns regarding the compensation of the district’s substitutes and the policy for long-term subs.

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