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July 23, 2014

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School District continues effort to fill out teacher ranks

The Clark County School District is still looking to fill about 100 teacher vacancies.

The majority of open positions – about 65 – are in special education. There are a few elementary, middle and high school math and science positions available, as well.

The School District also continues to hire bus drivers, temporary food service workers and substitute teachers.

The news comes as the district adjusts and reshuffles teachers to level out student-teacher ratios at crowded schools.

“Surplus” teachers at schools with lower-than-expected student enrollment were notified this week that they will be moved to schools with higher-than-expected enrollment.

In the summer of 2012, the district sent pink slips to more than 1,000 teachers. However, thanks to an infusion of new state money and an arbitration victory that saved the district $39 million, the district was able to go on a hiring spree in the spring. More than 1,800 new teachers were hired.

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