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Philly schools to try a different outsourcing firm for substitute teachers

The District is putting together a contract for Kelly services to replace Source4Teachers, starting July 1.

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This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia School District is parting ways with a private company that has failed to meet fill-rate goals in providing substitute teachers this year, but another company is on deck.

Tired of having to make do when Source4Teachers was unable to fill vacancies, the Philadelphia School District is switching staffing services.

"We have come to a mutual agreement with Source4Teachers to not move forward with a second year of the contract, so now we are going to be looking to put together a contract with Kelly staffing services moving forward starting July 1st," said spokesman Fernando Gallard.

At its best, Source4Teachers was only able to fill about 55 percent of the District’s substitute needs. Some schools had only 10 percent filled. Gallard says Kelly has a better record.

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