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District considers lowering standard for substitute teachers


The Grand Coulee Dam School District may change the qualifications for a substitute teacher so that more people would qualify.

According to the Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction, Washington state requires a substitute teacher to have a bachelor’s degree or higher, to have completed a teacher preparation program, an alternative route program leading to certification, or three years of out-of-state teaching with an out-of-state certificate, fingerprints, and a background check.

An emergency substitute teaching certificate, on the other hand, used when a school has already ex...

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