The school district will be conducting its first Substitute Fair in eight years, hoping to attract substitute teachers, classroom aids, secretaries, cooks, bus drivers and custodians. The event is slated to take place on Wednesday at the district’s Clark Center at 1500 W. Jefferson Street and is expected to last from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Substitute Fair follows a number of staff members leaving the district in recent years primarily due to the stressors of the pandemic. However, Springfield City Schools has been able to fill 100 vacancies, constituting full-time positions, for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. That includes teachers, principals, administration staff and a variety of other roles, said Jenna Leinasars, a spokesperson for the district.