IDEA reports shortage of substitute teachers
There are five substitute teachers on the list — including only one bilingual Inuktitut-speaker.
In February 2001, the IDEA began to recommend schools send students home on days when teachers are absent, rather than using principals and gym teachers to fill in.
A kindergarten class at Nakasuk School was sent home last week because the teacher was absent and the school could not find a temporary replacement.
“If you start using your administrative staff in [the classroom], you don’t have an administration any more,” said Kathy Smith, chair of the IDEA.