In a statement to Fox News, a spokesperson for the Department of Education said they are, “fully committed to providing the necessary resources to keep schools open for full-time, in-person learning. As we recover from the pandemic, effectively recruiting and retaining critical staff including teachers, paraprofessionals, mental health professionals, substitutes, school bus drivers, and school social workers is essential to supporting student success, engaging parents and families, and growing our economy.”
The department wrote that mitigating strategies include, “include increasing wages, offering hiring bonuses for teachers and support staff, and providing permanent salary increases or premium pay,” adding that the Treasury has issues a resource clarifying that many retirees, or those soon-eligible for retirement are now able to work in classrooms while still receiving their pensions. The statement continued with a pledge to provide assistance to school districts to help them understand how to fully utilize the American Rescue Plan and previous relief funding to “attract staff and stabilize their workforce.”
Is this the same group of people who had to be told to stop posting beach pictures while they were supposed to be too scared to work?
Throw money at it. Drive taxes up even more.