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Hancock Place School District

Leslie Forsythe, a substitute teacher at the Affton Early Childhood Center, coaxes a student into a classroom on the first day of school Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019.
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School districts in St. Louis are trying new ways to get a qualified adult in classrooms when the teacher is out.

Districts have employed technology, pay bumps and advertising as they compete for a small pool of people willing to supervise students in a pinch.