MORENCI — The Morenci Area Schools contracted its substitute dispatching services to a private company, according to the Morenci Observer. The move is expected to save the district approximately $6,000 annually.

The company, Professional Educational Services Group, provides these services to a number of school districts across the state. The district will continue to set pay rates for substitutes, according to the Observer. The main area of savings is that districts will not have to contribute to the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System.

The district will allow substitute teachers that have accumulated several years of experience to stay as district employees, the Observer reported.

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