I have a question for those of you who might understand staffing issues based on your experience as teachers or on hiring committees. How long do they usually take to determine if they want to hire new teachers based on enrollment? I have noticed that schools are more nervous now about bringing on additional staff until they're absolutely sure due to budget issues. I heard two teachers talking yesterday about how students were coming late to enroll and they added students to their classes. One of the teachers said she asked the principal where he wanted her to put the students. They weren't talking to me. It was at a social gathering, and they were chatting with each other since they both work in the same district. So, I started thinking about the hiring process after school starts. I remember last year there were a couple of part-time positions posted in my hometown district at the end of September. I'm open to any district within a reasonable commute, I just remember those postings for some reason. In your schools, do they look at staffing after the first official count day (early October here) or do they do informal count days prior to that to decide. I'm just curious about the process since I felt like late September was late last year. I'm pretty ignorant of the way it works though.