Due to a teacher staffing shortage, the Thanksgiving break for students in the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock School District will start two days earlier than originally scheduled.
The holiday break was slated to start Wednesday, but Superintendent Todd Liechty says there will be no classes at all next week because they don’t have enough teachers available.
Liechty says teacher shortage has meant both Secondary Principal Nick Johnson and Elementary Principal Makaela Hoffman have also had to pitch in to cover classes.
Liechty adds that since November 1st, the district has bumped up substitute pay to $140 a day.
With no classes Monday and Tuesday, Liechty says both days will be professional development days to allow teachers time to catch up, catch a breather and be ready for classes to resume Monday, November 29th. Liechty says no dates have been established yet to make up for the two days of no classes.