9NEWS: District staff help in classrooms as Aurora Public Schools faces staffing shortage

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"The substitute teacher pool and support staffing numbers are so low around Colorado, school districts are getting creative with finding fill-in help.

In Aurora, sometimes it’s the superintendent.

'Aurora Hills Middle School is his assignment---on Tuesdays,' chief communications officer Patti Moon said.

From administrators like superintendent Rico Munn, to other district-level staff, hundreds of non-classroom employees are now spending one day a week inside schools offering help. 

Moon is part of it, too.

'I’m the support person for Iowa Elementary,' she said. 'I helped teach third grade reading and writing, and kindergarten reading and writing.'