Metro school districts desperate for substitute teachers are putting extra money on the table to recruit more help.
OKCPS said they're raising the COVID stipend for guest teachers from $40 to $70, and that's on top of the standard daily pay.
Certified teachers get $80, guest teachers with a Bachelors degree get $65 and those with a high school diploma get $55 per day plus the COVID stipend.
Any substitutes that teaches for more than five consecutive days qualifies for a $100 bonus.
At Edmond Public Schools, they are partnering with Kirkpatrick Bank.
Starting Friday, anyone who substitutes in the district will have their name put in a $500 prize pool.
Additionally, any substitute that that serves for 15 consecutive days gets an extra $125.
Substitutes can also get an extra $20 if they work on Fridays.
“What we have found is we have a lot of substitutes, but they may just substitute a day here or a day there.
We are thankful for that, but we want to get them to substitute more often, if possible,” said Angela Grunewald, the Edmond Public Schools Superintendent.
If you'd like to sign up and become a substitute for OKCPS, click here.
If you'd like to sign up and become a substitute for Edmond Public Schools, click here.