Substitute teachers not filling vacancies

DCPS substitute shortage

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tonight, Action News Jax spoke with a DCPS teacher who said teachers have to cover their colleagues' classes because substitutes aren’t able to fill the openings.

But the teacher adds that he understands why they aren’t, especially if the school has confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The teacher would like the district to address what he calls a “grave” issue.