Henderson County Schools are hosting an information session Nov. 17 for teachers who might be interested in working as custodians after the school day ends.
Schools across Kentucky are struggling to fill positions ranging from substitute teachers to bus drivers to custodians.
The Courier and Press reports schools in Henderson County are making an effort to fill custodian vacancies by recruiting teachers. The pay is $11 an hour.
High School Librarian Mike Sprague said he found out about the effort in an email from the school district. Sprague is president of the Henderson County Education Association, the local teachers union.
“I’m sure that there are people out there that wouldn’t mind picking up extra money, I mean, staying still in the school,” said Sprague. “I know a lot of ‘em work different jobs outside of school, whether it’s Door Dash or working at a restaurant. So, if the pay is better than what they’re making there, and I don’t know if it is or not, it’s an option.”