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Willmar Public Schools Director of Human Relations Liz Fischer works at her desk at the district’s offices. Fischer is working on an idea to enlist businesses to help provide more short-term substitute teachers to the school district, which is experiencing a shortage. (Submitted photo)

Willmar district turning to businesses to deepen pool of substitute teachers

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WILLMAR — The Willmar School District plans to turn to the local business community for help in easing a shortage in substitute teachers.


Businesses could help by finding ways to make their employees available to be substitute teachers occasionally. Any person with a four-year degree may apply for a license as a short-term substitute teacher.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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