New Del. school guidlines allow districts to hire recent retirees as substitutes

DELAWARE – School Districts across Delaware have gotten the green light from Governor Carney to hire more substitute teachers.

The First State is now allowing any state employee pensioners to apply and cutting down the time they need to be out of work before coming back to teach in an effort to help with school staffing shortages. Any money earned would not count towards the $30,000 cap for retiree income.

The Indian River School district says they are actually going to be paying more than the standard state wage in an effort to attract the best talent to their district. They say they have a need for substitute teachers at all their schools and at every grade level.

“We need them everywhere we need them across all levels and we need as many as we can get, it’s really opened up a new pool of candidates for us to serve as substitute teachers,” said Indian River School District Spokesman David Maull.

Retirees interested in applying are asked to contact the Indian River School District can reach out to Michele Murphy at 302-436-1000 or at

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