ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s largest public school district continues to struggle with a shortage of teachers and substitute teachers.

KOB-TV reports Albuquerque Public Schools is looking to hire 200 full-time teachers and 900 substitute teachers.

According to the district, they need 685 substitutes a day but currently have less than 500.

Officials say the district is working with a temp agency to recruit more substitutes and educational assistants.

The shortage comes as school districts in the state struggle to find qualified teachers amid retirements and low pay.

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