Bonneville School District 93 announced Monday the district will offer free school lunch to all substitute teachers. The announcement came in an exclusive interview with Local News 8 anchor Jay Hildebrandt.
Superintendent Charles Shackett told Hildebrandt school districts are having a tough time getting substitute teachers, and he hopes this will give District 93 an edge.
“We have such a difficult time getting substitutes,” Shackett told Hildebrandt. “We’ve decided that if you will come substitute in the Bonneville School District, we’ll treat you to lunch. So free lunch for every substitute every day that they’re here on us. How about that?”
Shackett said the policy will go into effect tomorrow, May 1. Shackett’s remarks came as part of an in-depth report Hildebrandt is working on for next month on the critical shortage of certified teachers and substitutes.