CEO Eric Gordon will brief
the board on the challenges and progress of the districts first significant
hiring in the past 15 years.
"This is the first
time in 15 years that CMSD has done any significant hiring, and the process has
been further influenced by the resignation and retirement of 51 additional
employees since the start of the school year," Gordon said.
The CMSD requires 2,784
teachers to staff its classrooms, including nearly 2, 000 K-8 Teachers and more
than 900 high school teachers.
"The process has been
further influenced by our commitment to staffing schools in the most thoughtful
and thorough way and by our conscious effort to keep our promise to reduce
class sizes," Gordon added.
These factors increased
the number of teachers the district needed to hire this year-in total, 253 new
Since April, CMSD recalled
28 teachers and screened and interviewed 362 candidates for the 253 open
Currently, the district
has 84 open teaching positions. CMSD is
actively seeking to fill positions in Special Education, Bi-Lingual Education,
and in Secondary English, Math and Science and other areas.
Meanwhile, CMSD has 476
substitute teachers who have been filling not only the district's open positions,
but who also cover teacher absences.
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