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Serle McNeil is a substitute teacher in Andover, Kan. The Andover district hired a team of full-time subs who are deployed daily to fill in for absent teachers. (Suzanne Perez/Kansas News Service)
Serle McNeil is a substitute teacher in Andover, Kan. The Andover district hired a team of full-time subs who are deployed daily to fill in for absent teachers. (Suzanne Perez/Kansas News Service)

Schools across Kansas, and in much of the U.S., can't find enough substitute teachers in the midst of the lingering COVID-19 pandemic.

There were already chronic staffing shortages pre-pandemic, as teachers are leaving the profession and fewer young people are filling the gaps.

Suzanne Perez of Kansas News Service reports.

This segment aired on November 4, 2021.

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