Conroe ISD faces huge shortage of teachers due to COVID Friday

Currently, greater than 900 staff are scheduled out sick Friday with solely 550 out there substitutes.

CONROE, Texas — Conroe ISD is going through a huge shortage in teachers Friday morning due to a spike in COVID circumstances throughout the district.

In reality, the state of affairs is so dire KHOU 11 News was instructed they are going to be deploying a piece of their administration workers that work on the district’s headquarters to fill in as substitutes.

But for now all colleges stay open.

However, the district has raised their COVID security alert again to stage 4. Conroe ISD Superintendent Curtis Null made that announcement Thursday throughout a reside video.

Limited visitors can be allowed on campus. They will even restrict gatherings, postpone sure actions and up cleansing practices.

Currently, greater than 900 staff are out sick Friday. Over 750 of these staff require substitute teachers however solely 550 individuals have signed up to sub, leaving 200 positions that also want to be stuffed.

The superintendent stated he’ll do no matter is in the perfect curiosity of his college students and workers however for now issues aren’t trying good.

“We are in all hands on deck here,” the superintendent stated. “We have over 900 employees that have already input their absences into our system. Over 750 of those employees need substitute teachers. We will not have 750 substitute teachers tomorrow. I can assure you. We will be short.”

The superintendent went on to say whereas they’ll do their greatest to maintain colleges open however he additionally received’t rule out having to shut campuses if crucial.

Meanwhile, Conroe ISD isn’t the one district going through an uphill COVID battle. Sealy ISD is closing their campuses for the subsequent 5 days as a result of of rise in circumstances.

RELATED: Sealy ISD cancels lessons for the remainder of the week

Several districts throughout the state are additionally closing.

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