Substitute teacher shortage hits Malheur County schools

LaRena Lewis teaches as a substitute at Aiken Elementary School in Ontario. (Submitted photo)

VALE – The Malheur Education Service District’s list of available substitute teachers for local schools has shrunk by about half since the beginning of the pandemic, and districts are feeling the pinch. 

“We’re seeing in some districts that superintendents are subbing in classrooms just because they can’t . . .

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