Ramona Schools Hiring Subs in Event of Teacher Strike

Classified ads offer substitute teaching positions at $275 a day

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    The ad that appeared this week seeking substitute teachers and offering $275 a day.

    The Ramona Unified School District is recruiting emergency substitute teachers in preparation for a possible strike.

    The school board has asked teachers to take furlough days or reduced pay in order for the district to be financially solvent.

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    Ramona teachers talk to NBC 7 reporter Nicole Gonzales about an increased payment for substitute teachers. (Published Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013)

    Teachers are scheduled to meet Thursday with union representatives. They’ll discuss a fact-finding report from the district.

    “We hope the teachers return to the bargaining table in the very near future and agree to a negotiated settlement,” said Superintendent Robert Graeff.

    In the meantime, a classified ad has been published seeking "emergency substitute teachers" that would pay $275 per day.

    Normally, substitute teachers get $95 a day, but in this case, the district is providing extra incentive for workers to cross the picket line, should there by a strike.

    “There's a light at the end of the tunnel, whether it's good or bad we really don't know yet,” said Civics/Economics teacher Greg Fernandez.

    He’d like a settlement, even if it means taking concessions.

    “I don’t want to strike, no,” Fernandez said. “We don’t want to strike.”

    The teachers association didn't return calls to NBC 7 San Diego Tuesday.