Published Online: August 25, 2009
Published in Print: August 26, 2009, as Fla. District to Deploy Administrators As Substitutes in Cost-Saving Move

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Fla. District to Deploy Administrators As Substitutes in Cost-Saving Move

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A South Florida school district that ranks among the country’s largest hopes to save money by sending top administrators into classrooms to substitute-teach.

The plan in Broward County, expected to save $200,000 annually, means even the superintendent could be called on. The idea came from a 2nd grade teacher in a district campaign soliciting cost-saving proposals from employees. It requires that the 111 administrators who are certified to teach replace substitutes twice a month.

Neighboring Miami-Dade County is considering a similar plan, but its administrators wouldn’t replace substitutes. Instead, they could teach or co-instruct classes, give guest lectures, tutor, or mentor.

Vol. 29, Issue 01, Page 5

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