LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Many schools have been experiencing a teacher shortage due to the pandemic. WFXR News spoke with Flora Caldwell, the human resources director for Lynchburg City Schools.
Caldwell says while the school district doesn’t have an official shortage, they are aggressively looking to hire. She adds that they’re dealing with teachers retiring, looking to relocate, or moving to other districts.
The pandemic has definitely been a factor in many cases. The school district has been extending about 45 offers a week.
“We are using every venue, every opportunity, every media that we can work with to get these jobs filled, and in some cases, we are finding some of the most qualified teachers,” Cardwell said. “We just want the great individuals working for LCS.”
She told WFXR News that Lynchburg City Schools is looking for staff who can well-represent their schools and teachers who can be effective in the classroom.
The first day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 11.
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