Washoe County School District continues search for 29 teachers on first day of school
Monday, Aug. 7 marks the first day of school for students and staff in the Washoe County School District.
According to a spokeswoman with the district, there are still 29 classrooms district wide who do not have permanent teachers. The openings are evenly distributed among subjects and levels.
At the end of July 2017, the district announced they could possibly hire retired teachers to help fill the then 67 vacant teaching positions.
As of Monday, Aug. 7, district officials confirm that five retired teachers have been rehired to fill 'critical needs' positions, which are especially hard to fill. Of the five, four are special education teachers and the other is an industrial teacher.
On the first day of the 2016 school year, the district was scrambling to fill nearly 50 unoccupied staffing positions.