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Difficulty in finding substitute teachers prompted the Depew School Board to approve pay increases Thursday night.

Substitute teachers serving 30 continuous days on the job will see their pay rise from $65 to $90 per day. And those working more than 60 consecutive days will be paid $115 per day, rising from $90.

Business Manager Theresa Rusin estimated the new pay rate would cost the district less than $5,000 a year.

David Morse, principal of curriculum and instruction, recommended the pay increases.

"We thought that would be enough incentive to bring people in to take responsibility in those situations," Morse said.

Explorer post promotes health careers

Teenagers interested in health-related careers are invited to join Medical Explorer Post 838 at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave. Meetings are held once a month.

Activities include group discussions, presentations by medical center staff members and volunteer experience in areas of special interest. Those areas include nursing, medicine, emergency medical services, rehabilitation, paramedical services, administration, long-term skilled nursing, mental health, human resources and volunteer services.

A recruitment session will be held at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in Room 301 of the medical center.

For information, call 862-8554 or 891-4079.

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