9/17/2013 6:04 PM
by Joe Hellriegel
OAK HILL - A new Senate bill requires all professional educators that work at the central office as administrators, supervisors or directors to substitute teach at least three days each school year.
The bill called Senate Bill 80 was passed on April 9, 2013 and took effect July 1, 2013. Administrators are at New River Elementary Tuesday to substitute teaching the little ones. Superintendent of Fayette County Schools Keith Butcher tells Newswatch this is a good thing for everyone involved.
"I think any extra connection we can have with students the better it is," said Butcher. "Nothing is better than getting into a classroom and spending the day with students and to learn about the school and school culture so I think it's a positive thing."
The bill states that superintendents are exempt from teaching but Butcher tells Newswatch he will teach to support his staff.