Monday, September 3, 2012
The Wichita school district has hired a recruiter to scour job fairs and college campuses to find teachers for hard-to-fill vacancies.
It also has launched a Facebook page, and officials are visiting local high schools and community colleges to encourage youngsters to consider teaching careers.
Their recruiting efforts are targeting special-education teachers. But other high-demand teaching areas include math, science, English as a second language and consumer sciences.
The board this week approved up to $50,000 to hire retired administrator Don Dome as its district recruiter to find special education teachers. The districted started this school year with 25 special-education vacancies.
Recruitment director Shelly Martin says there is a huge shortage of special education teachers and the district has difficulties getting qualified candidates.
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