District Hires 44 Educators for Upcoming School Year; Higher Pay Offered To More Active Substitute Teachers
District officials said this week that they’re offering more money to substitute teachers who commit to working three more days within a week. New Canaan Public Schools administrators met this summer with two companies that “professionally secure substitute candidates” in order to address a recurring shortage within the district, according to Director of Human Resources Darlene Pianka. While discussing the issue among members of the administration’s “cabinet,” Director of Finance Sean O’Keefe shared the higher-pay strategy that came out of Greenwich. “So if a substitute is working for us and commits to working three or more days within a week, we’re looking to offer more money, and hope to secure them for us,” Pianka said during an update on hiring at Monday’s Board of Education meeting, held in the Wagner Room at New Canaan High School.
“And we put that out there on the website and hopefully announce that in public. We’ll see how that goes.