Affordable Care Act could prompt leaders to hire substitute teachers from employment agency

Obamacare is quickly becoming the gift that keeps on giving. Now the teachers and the teacher’s union are about to get theirs. Ohhhh the screaming and crying to come. It will be such sweet music….. sweet music….…a4bcf6878.html

City school leaders could decide next month to get substitute teachers from an employment agency due to cost concerns related to the Affordable Care Act.

On Monday, the city School Board tabled a proposal to contract with Kelly Educational Services for substitute teachers. The board is now expected to make that decision at its December meeting.

“We’ve got a tough decision to make and this is new ground for us,” Superintendent Mark Lineburg said. “We’re trying to figure out how to navigate some of our part-time employees and be fiscally prudent. Costs are going up for part-time employees with the Affordable Care Act and substitutes fall under that. We’re trying to figure out whether it’s best to keep them or to out-source them to a company that deals with substitute teachers as temporary workers.”


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