Permanent substitute teachers on school budget chopping block

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 | 6:23 p.m. CDT; updated 3:23 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — The bell rings. A recognizable face is at the front of the class. Some students are happy to see substitute teacher Rhonda Kaissi, but others groan. Usually having a sub means watching a video or a free day in class, but Kaissi continues the lesson plans in each class she teaches.