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Anna Hennig stands outside the Butler County Educational Service Center

Struggle for schools to find substitute teachers grows

Finding enough substitute teachers to fill in at classrooms was hard to do during the best of times, say state and local school officials. And now, finding substitute instructors to fill in for absent, full-time teachers during an ongoing global pandemic is even further from the best of times.

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  • 45+ school districts served
  • 2,950+ alternative and special ed students
  • $4M+ in annual savings for partner school districts
  • 62 preschool classrooms in 3 counties
  • 14,130 home visits completed annually
  • 35 Success liaisons serve 3,000 students in 2 counties
  • 615 employees
  • 4,789+ hours of curriculum support and professional development provided annually
  • 844 certified substitute teachers in 22 districts
  • 47% reduction in infant mortality among non-Hispanic Black babies in Butler County in 2020
  • 1,565 Early Head Start, Head Start and preschool students
  • 277 families and 453 children receiving kinship care support
  • 10,250 early childhood program referrals processed annually in 9 Ohio counties

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Established in 1914, Butler County Educational Service Center has served as the central educational and service resource for schools, government agencies, families, children and the community of Butler County, Ohio for more than a century.