Apr 3, 2013 8:43 AM by AP
The Rapides Parish School Board has approved an increase of the daily pay rate for substitute teachers.
The board voted Tuesday to increase the daily pay rate to $125 for certified substitutes - about $2,500 a month - and $65 for non-certified with a degree. Previous rates were $65 for certified and $61 for non-certified degreed.
Interim Superintendent Gerald Woodard said a look at other districts showed rates at about $100 with the maximum being about $125.
The Town Talk reports the raise also applies to retired teachers who return to work as substitutes.