The new school year started yesterday. I don't usually expect any calls for an assignment until the 2nd or 3rd week into a new school year.
So, I was surprised that my first call for the new school year came two weeks before the 1st day of school for a 5th grade class in Sept. There were also two additional calls before the first day of school.
I'm not sure if this is an end result from last year where they had a shortage of subs and an increase of teacher mandated "common core" training days that had to be cancelled/rescheduled due to substitute teacher shortages. In any case, all the signs portend to be busy new year.
In other news, the rumor of a substitute teacher pay increase for this year came through! We get an additional $15 to make our new daily rate: $135/day