WCSD can hire substitutes with lesser credentials due to pandemic

As Washoe County schools faces critical staff shortages, they can now hire substitute teachers who have just a high school diploma. An Emergency regulation signed by Governor Steve Sisolak last week allows larger districts like Washoe to ignore state regulations that require subs to have a license and 60 college credits. The Washoe County School District has said staff shortages – as many as 200 per day at times — are the main reason it can’t keep all schools open for in-person learning. Tomorrow, middle and high schools move to full remote learning for the rest of the year while elementary schools remain open for in-person learning.