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Fort Worth ISD uses bulletin boards to recruit teachers across Texas state lines – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW) — Like several other school districts in North Texas, ISD Fort Worth is facing a teacher shortage, and to combat the problem, the district is now extending its recruiting efforts beyond state lines. If you drive north to Oklahoma or east to Louisiana, you might see one of seven digital and print bulletin boards that Fort Worth ISD has purchased to recruit candidates for nearly 280 positions. teacher vacancies. Drivers will be hard pressed to miss the red signs that say, “Your future is in a Fort Worth classroom. First-grade teachers earn between $58,000 and $69,000.

“We spread the word about the opportunities available in strong Value DSI. With a starting salary ranging from $58,000 to $69,500 including bonuses, FWISD generously pays many school districts in neighboring states, providing exciting opportunities for educators looking to relocate,” said Talent Director Raul Peña. . “It’s just another way of adapting our strategy to ensure a highly qualified teacher in every classroom.”

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In addition to a higher starting salary than most districts in Oklahoma and Louisiana, the district offers hiring bonuses ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. The bounties target bilingual teachers, special education teachers, high school math, science or English teachers, and teachers who commit to hiring with Fort Worth ISD by May 1, 2022.

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In addition to the bulletin boards, the district hosted the first of several upcoming job fairs on Monday, March 29 at Paschal High School. In addition to teachers, Fort Worth ISD is looking for bus drivers and caretakers.

“We are always looking for janitors, bus drivers, bus attendants, cafeteria workers, campus security, teaching assistants. We therefore have a certain number of auxiliary positions, and responding to the request of a large CIO is a process that lasts all year round.

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Fort Worth ISD’s next hiring event is their Mega Job Fair on April 9th. You can get more details on the Fort Worth ISD website.


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