It’s 7am. You need a last minute substitute teacher before school starts in an hour.
Unfortunately, this is a problem that is currently being faced in school districts across the country.
More and more, school districts are relying heavily on substitute teachers to fill vacant positions that are open because of a lack of people who want to work in the post-Covid era as well as ensure classrooms are staffed when teachers are out for unpredictable absences and illness.
The decline in the quality (and quantity) of these candidates has to do with a lot of factors, but it is largely due to the current job market. There are many alternative forms of employment for people with the same qualifications, and like we mentioned above, there is a compounded lack of motivation from a large portion of the workforce after more than a year of Covid-related uncertainty.
These different factors add up to lots of headaches for administration offices at schools in Colorado and beyond – and solving the problem can seem more difficult than it needs to.
The first thought a lot of people have is to bring in a staffing agency to act as a “middle man”, so to speak.
However, bringing in a “middle man” leads to lack of control, higher costs and less autonomy for the school and administration. When the relationship between quality of learning and student success is so codependent, you can’t leave anything to chance.
Not to mention, your hands are full.
You have a school to run, and you don’t have the time to manually contact a long list of candidates that may or may not fit the bill.
So, what’s the solution?
Help On Demand connects available substitute teachers so you can fill open classrooms, which means you don’t have to stress at 7am. We offer you a direct relationship to teachers who help you keep your students connected, live and on-demand 24/7. Our technology is configured to your needs and can even be white labeled and branded specifically for your school. Plus, we automate the process, finding available substitutes that fit your specific needs.
Let us show you the difference we can make for your students today.