Metro Nashville Public schools open school year with about 60 vacancies
Nashville public schools has about 60 vacancies at the start of the school year that started on Tuesday, with the district covering those positions with substitutes.
Most of the teaching roles needed by the district are in hard to fill such as English Language learner, special education, math, and science teachers, said district spokeswoman Dawn Rutledge.
The district is continuing its search to hire teachers, Rutledge said, and added the district is “in a better position than last year.”
A month ago, the district had 189 vacancies, with those mixed among various administrative and teaching positions. At the same time last year, the district had about 266 vacancies.
The struggle to find teachers in the hard to fill positions is a multiyear problem for the district. Other Tennessee districts have suffered from the same issue.[Read more at The Tennessean]