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APS Announces Raises For Substitutes Due To Staffing Shortages

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Albuquerque Public Schools is giving substitute teachers pay raises in an effort to recruit hundreds more of them.

APS posted a notice Tuesday that substitute teachers will get pay increases of 24-30 percent come January 1. The new salary schedule is as follows. 

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The district currently has about 1000 substitute teachers, and wants to hire 500 more. They also want a couple hundred more substitute educational assistants, who will get a 15 percent raise.

APS communications director Johanna King says the money for the raises comes from having so many vacant positions throughout the district. There are about 150 vacancies, half of which are in special education.

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