Philadelphia School District: We’ve Filled 99 Percent of Teacher Vacancies
Philadelphia School District superintendent William R. Hite Jr. announced Wednesday that the school district is on track to have all teacher vacancies filled by the start of the school year.
At a news conference at Roxborough High School today, Hite said 99 percent of teacher vacancies have been filled.
"We're thrilled to be at 99% vacancies filled for the start of school in September!" –@SDPHite
— Philadelphia Schools (@PHLschools) June 29, 2016
— Dr. William Hite (@SDPHite) June 29, 2016
Last October, 190 teaching positions throughout the school district were vacant at the start of the school year. This past March, Hite launched a hiring strategy proposing to bring 800 teachers on board. If all goes according to plan, the schools should have a teacher in every classroom.
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