Judy Harvey, superintendent of the Northport School Department, said the Northport School Committee has decided to increase substitute teacher pay this year at Edna Drinkwater Elementary School.

At its Sept. 11, meeting, the committee upgraded its substitute teacher pay to $90 per day from $70 for substitutes without a degree, and $105 per day from $85 per day for those with a college degree.

Long-term substitutes are paid per diem, as specified in the teachers and support staff contracts, depending on which position is filled.