- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A contractor recently hired to provide Philadelphia public schools with substitute teachers has been issued a warning that its current performance is unacceptable.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (https://bit.ly/1gwXEEP ) Source4Teachers promised to fill 75 percent of vacancies on the first day of school, but district officials say the firm has done no better than about 15 percent so far.

Superintendent William Hite Jr. says “continued poor performance” will put the partnership in jeopardy.

Owen Murphy of Source4Teachers says the first week’s results were disappointing, but he says the company needs more than a week to overhaul the system. He told The Associated Press on Friday that a higher percentage of vacancies have been filled in recent days and predicted continued improvement.

Source4Teachers has a $34 million contract with the district.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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