$17/hour for DC Public Schools (DCPS) daily substitute teachers

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Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Lewis Ferebee announced that daily substitute teachers, those who serve fewer than 30 days in a school year, will receive a compensation increase. Daily rates for substitute teachers will increase from $121.50/day ($15.20/hour) to $136.00/day ($17.00/hour). The new compensation rate will also be in effect for the 2022-2023 school year.

“Substitutes are an important part of our team of DCPS educators. As we work together to maximize in-person learning opportunities, we know the critical role substitutes play in supporting both students and teachers,” said Mayor Bowser. “With this increase in pay, we are focused on bolstering support for schools and creating pathways for educators to become long-term substitutes.”

The announcement follows several investments by DCPS to strengthen the pool of substitute teachers who support our schools. At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, DCPS increased compensation for long-term substitute teachers, those who work 30 or more consecutive instructional days in one or a series of assignments. DCPS also increased compensation for returning DCPS retirees as long-term substitute teachers and offers a signing bonus to retirees who serve at least 90 consecutive days.

“DCPS values ​​the contributions of our substitute teachers and their important role in the success of our school programs,” said Chancellor Lewis Ferebee. “This compensation increase will allow DCPS to retain our valued educators and continue to compete with neighboring school districts to recruit more substitute teachers and continue to provide quality instruction.” Mayor Bowser Announces Increased Compensation for DCPS Daily Substitute Teachers

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