(Las Vegas,NV) School is in session for students at the Clark County School District but a teacher shortage has the Human Resources Dept. working hard.
The district needs to fill 100 teacher vacancies after hiring 1,800 to start the school year. Stacy Vesneske is the chief HR Officer at CCSD and explains how the district is trying to fix the problem.
“Our internet campaign will continue through the fall looking at areas that perhaps have teachers that haven’t been hired up to this point so they know we are still hiring,” says Vesneske.
CCSD has received recruits from as far away as New York and the good news is here locally is if you have 60 college credits you qualify to be a substitute teacher.
“Our largest need is in the Special Education area. We have a specific need for individuals who have an interest in working with kids with autism and special needs,” says Vesneske.
The Nevada Legislature provided funding which allowed classroom sizes to be reduced, which oddly enough has caused part of the teacher shortage problem.
You can find out more about the needs and qualifications here