By Katy St. Clair
The Vacaville school board unanimously approved a contract with Cross Country Education to hire much-needed teachers and para-professionals to assist in every school in the district.
The decision was made during a special board meeting on Wednesday.
Chris Hulett, assistant superintendent of Human Resources, told the board that the need for substitute teachers is actually down, but unfortunately, so is the job pool of subs, leaving schools scrambling to cover classes. The district’s need for para-professionals is also at an “emergency” status, with only 53% of those positions filled.