Substitute shortage: School districts scramble to fill the gaps, and empty classrooms

Kent-Meridian High School substitute Shelly Falkner patrols her IB Spanish classroom to keep students on task and encourage study time. While Falkner knows little about Spanish, she’s needed at least to be an adult in the room and be there to answer questions students have about assignments. - Ross Coyle, Kent Reporter
  • Nov 20, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Nov 23, 2014 at 11:27AM

As the economy begins its upswing, school districts in South King County are seeing a decline in substitute teachers.


Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

City of Kent considers starting up FM radio station

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Nov 23, 2014 at 12:43PM

If the city of Kent operated an FM radio station, would anyone listen to it?

No garbage, recycling pickup on Thanksgiving in Kent

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 5:09PM

Republic Services will not collect garbage, recycling and organics from its Kent and other Puget Sound-area customers on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 27.

Sound Transit boardings up 10 percent in third quarter compared to 2013

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 12:25PM

Total Sound Transit boardings increased nearly 10 percent during the third quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2013.

Dispute continues over Kent Mayor Cooke's condo fees

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 11:28AM

Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke still hasn't paid Meridian Valley Country Club condo association fees and assessments that have reached more than $25,000 for new roofs and painting, according to a condo owner in the same complex.

Question of the Day

Should Mayor Suzette Cooke receive a pay raise?

More News

Read the Nov 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates