Dude, where's my teacher?


Many schools had to start the year with substitute teachers because criminal background checks on newly hired permanent teachers haven't been completed.

Hiring got off to a late start this year because of the Clark County School District's budget crisis and the elimination of 209 teaching jobs, which led to many teacher re-assignments, according to Michael Rodriguez, a district spokesman.

The district has also understaffed its schools to avoid layoffs if enrollment projections come in below projections.

The Hall Pass has heard of two schools with subs filling in until the permanent replacements pass their background checks, but the source was a teacher who wished to remain anonymous for professional reasons.

Are you a student with a substitute teacher? Or a parent of one? We’d like to know the name of the school and the subject the sub is teaching.