Affordable Care Act Could Deter PA Substitute Teachers

06.17.14 | Bill Price

 School districts in the Common Wealth will soon restrict substitute teachers from working more than 30-hours a week, despite sub shortages that left area classrooms uncovered this year. Starting in January, under the  Affordable Care Act, employees who work more than 40 hours a week, must be offered health insurance.  Superintendents say their districts simply cannot afford it. Educators say recent grads are now abandoning the idea of becoming a substitute teacher and instead changing careers or moving for job opportunities.