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    NH School Districts Feel Shortage in Substitute Teacher Pool
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    School districts in New Hampshire say they are having trouble finding and retaining substitute teachers as unemployment remains low statewide.

    Superintendent Scott Laliberte says it can be difficult to find substitutes with six schools in the district with 4,200 students and 400 teachers. The low unemployment rate means that all of these districts are competing for the same pool of substitutes any given day.

    Goffstown Superintendent Brian Balke said his district recently raised substitute pay but still has the same problems, saying it is hard to find consistent substitutes due to the itinerant nature of the job.

    Parent Alexandria Hill says she thinks there's an opportunity for parents to step in as part-time teachers.

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