Clovis continues to be hit by teacher shortage
February 09, 2019 09:26 AM
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - An eastern New Mexico school district continues to be hit with a teacher shortage.
The Eastern New Mexico News reports Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Jody Balch said this week the district had 25 teaching openings and 23 openings for long-term substitutes.
Out of the district's 525 teaching positions, about 36 percent are not being filled by the traditional methods.
According to the 2018 New Mexico Educator Vacancy Report, there were 33 percent fewer students completing educator preparation programs in New Mexico during the 2017-2018 school year compared with 2009-2010.
Created: February 09, 2019 09:26 AM
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