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Tucson school districts hope to tackle teacher shortage with job fairs

Posted: 10:40 AM, Feb 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-01 20:03:54-05
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TUCSON, Ariz. - Schools across the state and in many parts of the country continue to face teacher shortages. Southern Arizona school districts are getting an early start on hiring with job fairs tomorrow.

Tucson , Vail and Marana Unified School Districts have hiring events on Saturday, Feb. 2.

TUSD is hiring teachers, support staff, and school counselors. The district's HR director says there are 126 teacher openings, down 100 from this time last year.

Of those vacancies, 25 are hard to fill positions in exceptional and special education. There are also 47 openings outside of teaching.

TUSD expects those numbers to grow as teachers currently with the district decide to retire.

Marana Unified is hiring teachers, support staff, and substitutes. The district is also looking for staff in health, transportation, food service, and extended learning areas.

The district's HR director says there are 60 teaching positions and hire 37 support staff.

Vail is hiring teachers in all subjects and SLP/OT/PT's. Walk-ins are welcome, but you're asked to complete an application and register for an interview at VailSchoolDistrict.org. Contact Ally Armenta at armentaa@vailschooldistrict.org or 520-879-2047 if you're interested.

TUSD is also holding another job fair on March 9 and another one sometime in June. Marana plans to hold another job fair in April.

Tucson Unified School District
Cholla High School, 2001 W Starr Pass Blvd.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Marana Unified School District
Mountain View High School, 3901 W Linda Vista Blvd.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Vail Unified School District
Desert Sky Middle School, 9850 E Rankin Loop, Rita Ranch
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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