A high school has turned to movies to occupy students because substitute teachers are in short supply.
Galveston Independent School District Superintendent Lynne Cleveland said more teachers than normal at Ball High School are absent. Some are taking time off to repair storm-damaged homes from Hurricane Ike or using sick days before the end of the school year.
The Galveston County Daily News reports that anywhere from 10 teachers to 20 or more teachers are absent on a daily basis.
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Officials at the school have been forced to combine classes in an auditorium, where films are shown.
Cleveland said the district can't do a lot to address the issue this semester but solutions were being sought for next school year.