Missouri schools are facing $150,000 in fines and face cutting substitute teachers’ hours, all due to Obamacare.
At a board meeting this week, Jefferson City School District officials told board members that they will have to pay for health insurance for substitute teachers.
The Missouri district faces the possibility that they will have to limit substitute teachers to just 28 hours a week, or face paying $6,000 per person for health benefits for at least 25 individuals who are on the rolls and could qualify.
Should the district fail to comply with the federal law, they district will be fined millions of dollars by the federal government.
The $150,000 cost of fines is the equivalent of the district three teachers’ salaries.
Jason Hoffman, Chief Financial Officer of the Jefferson City School District explained: “The option that we put before them was just to not do it and pay the penalties that are associated with it, and that’s not an option at all because the penalties would be in the millions of dollars. One of the options was to limit substitute teachers to not working more than 28 hours a week and expanding our pool, but that’s disruptive…”