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Pay for substitute teachers will rise to $150 a day

In the wake of the pandemic when substitute teachers were in short supply, Cloquet School Board members approved raising the daily pay for substitute teachers to $150 a day during Monday’s meeting, up from $116 a day. They also moved the position to the district non-union rate sheet. In the future, superintendent Michael Cary said the substitute pay will be increased annually by the same percentage as the teacher contract because of the move.

Cary explained that substitute teachers work eight hours, including a 30-minute lunch break. “We thought $20 an hour was a good minimum for a substitute...