SIOUXLAND (KTIV) - Some Siouxland school districts say there is still a need for substitute teachers.
"We never have enough substitute teachers on hand," said Director of Human Resources Jill Gill of the South Sioux City Community School District.
"There is a demand for substitute teachers every year, and this year is not unlike any of those, we definitely have a need for substitute teachers," said Director of Communications Mandie Mayo of the Sioux City Community School District.
Sioux City and South Sioux City Community School districts are both working to fill the high demand for substitute teachers.
The South Sioux City Community School Districts says there are a variety of reasons there is still a need for substitutes - one of the biggest ones: many of the Siouxland school districts share the same subs.
"People can't be in two places at once," said Gill.
Just like the South Sioux City Community School District, the Sioux City Community School District is having to fill in with current teachers.
"On some days when it is a little bit more challenging to fill our absence rate for staff we also have qualified staff within the building that has really stepped up to make sure all of our students are taken care of and every position is fulfilled," said Mayo.
The South Sioux City School District says this then takes them away from other important duties the teachers may have.
"We are taking away from some of the time that they may have devoted for planning, and other preparation activities for their individual class," said Gill.
Both districts agreed on one thing: teachers are always willing to put in the extra work and the students' needs are their top priority.
"We do whatever we need to do to make their educational experience the best that we can each and every day," said Gill.
They are encouraging those who are interested and have the necessary qualifications to apply.