The Cherry Hill-based firm was awarded a two-year, $34 million contract to manage substitute services beginning in September.
It promised to have filled 75 percent of vacancies by the first day of school and 90 percent by January; it filled 24 percent of sub jobs Thursday, leaving 505 classes without teachers.
Initially, Source4Teachers officials said Philadelphia substitute pay rates had been artificially high. But many per-diem teachers who had worked in city classrooms opted not to work for Source4Teachers, citing the pay.
"It's not surprising to see a fair amount of criticism directed at the pay rates," said Owen Murphy, Source4Teachers spokesman. "We inherited a situation where the sub talent pool in some cases had become accustomed to higher rates."
Laughing all the way to the bank, as will William Shitehead for the rest of his life.
We do love our children.