School systems planning to cut substitutes’ hours – WNCT 9

NEW BERN, N.C. – For Craven County School system’s Wendy Miller, she said she always makes decisions with children in mind.

"I want to do what’s best for kids," Miller said. "But sometimes our hands are tied to do that" 

The reason for that, she said, is due to her system cutting back on substitute teachers’ hours due to the Affordable Care Act.

Before the healthcare law’s passing, Miller says some substitute teachers in the state worked full-time hours but were considered temporary part-time employees.

Thus, the school system didn’t have to offer health insurance.

Under the Affordable Care Act, Miller said any employee in her system who works more than 30 hours a week must be offered health insurance by their employer.

It’s something Miller said her system can’t afford to do.

It also means not being able to use retired teachers as long-term substitutes. (Source: Read more)

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