300+ Teachers Needed For Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
August 10, 2011
According to the school district, CMS needs to hire 342 teachers to be able to staff all of the classrooms for the 2011-12 school year. The subjects most in need are math, science and special education.
School officials say the late addition of teachers could mean that hundreds of students could be placed in mobile classrooms through October. Late hiring can also make it tougher to find strong candidates.
Principals will shuffle around students’ classroom assignments when there are still open teaching positions on the first day of school.
Then-Superintendent Peter Gorman planned for a worst-case budget that would mean about 600 teacher layoffs earlier this year, but the district ended up adding 500 school-based employees when the county and state came through with more money than expected.
More than 340 vacancies may sound like a huge number, but CMS, which expects about 138,000 students this year, usually fluctuates between 8,000 and 9,000 teachers.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools start back on Thursday, August 25th and job vacancies are currently available online.