Episode 38 Show Notes
When a school district can’t find a licensed teacher, they may hire an unlicensed person with certain conditions. This is commonly referred to as an emergency license, and also it can be used by counselors, social workers, librarians, and school administrators.
The number of these licenses has nearly tripled in the past decade, prompting the Wisconsin Policy Forum to investigate. This episode featured a conversation with the researcher who looked into this issue. We talked about the kinds of questions school board members should ask about emergency licenses.
In addition, a new group of Wisconsin school board members took office in April. The WASB hosted New School Board Member Gatherings in April, and we talked to Member Services Director Ben Niehaus about why these meetings are worthwhile for new members. Learn more about these meetings at the event recap page.