Fighting the teacher shortage in McLean County

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While Illinois is suffering from a teacher shortage the Regional Office of Education in McLean County is trying to do their part to help combat it.

Monday they they held a substitute teacher sign up day. Officials say more than 60 people signed up to be substitute teachers.

The event was a one stop shop, giving people the opportunity to apply and register for a short or long term license, get finger printed, and fill out any necessary paperwork.

Those who attended say they were glad for the opportunity to get everything done and talk to potential employers in person.

“From everyone I talked to they are all looking for subs so i know they are definitely in a need which is great because there is a long line here,” said Sabrina Cavanaugh, who applied for her sub license.

Organizers say, just one person signing up would have been considered a success so they are very happy to have seen a packed house.

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