Math jobs worry board: W-S Journal

Mission (im)Possible apparently continues to steal math teachers away from Forsyth County.

Today’s Winston-Salem Journal reports that many schools in Forsyth are using either lateral-entry or unlicensed interim teachers (subs) to teach math classes this year because of the shortage.

See this excerpt:

Guilford County’s aggressive recruitment of math teachers willing to work in failing schools has led to staffing trouble for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system.

Local school officials are using lateral-entry or unlicensed interim teachers to teach several math classes this year because of a shortage of math teachers, Dave Fairall, the director of human resources for the school system, told the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board last night.

Even with the stopgap staffing, the school system still has two openings in the math department, Fairall said.

The incentive program in Guilford County offers bonuses of thousands of dollars to teachers who are willing to teach at schools with struggling student populations. It is paid for by a federal grant and by money donated by businesses.

The board’s chairman, Donny Lambeth, said that Forsyth County will have to do something to deal with the incentives that Guilford is offering.

“We can’t let our teachers go to Guilford County,” he said.

E.C. 🙂

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