February 13, 2020

The teacher shortage affects Bellwood-Antis in many ways; in fact, it directly affects the students in the district.

“Soon, B-A will start losing qualified candidates to other districts as schools begin competing for teachers, leading to lower quality teachers in our schools,” said Mr. Drew Moyer, an eighth grade math teacher at B-A.

Beyond day-to-day instruction, there are no substitutes for some teachers’ absences; therefore, other teachers have to cover those classes.

“Class time has been lost due to lack of substitutes. Rather than spending time learning a subject or topic, classes are turned into a study hall,” said Mr. Farkus.

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