Discussion in 'General Education' started by ecteach, May 27, 2020.
May 27, 2020
Just curious--is your county still hiring for next year like normal, or has there been a freeze?
The districts around me seem to be hiring as normal, although it seems to me that there may be fewer jobs posted overall.
Districts are not by county here, but no, we're not hiring. My district didn't actually cut anyone, but there were several positions where people left and now they're not refilling them. There may be a couple that have to be filled later in the summer depending on what school is going to look like and when the budget is more solidified, but right now there is no hiring. Same for other districts around me.
Our salaries are frozen and a few nearby districts took cuts. The budget situation is DIRE here. Schools were very unfunded to begin with due to our tax structure. Unless there are some major changes at the state level and ideally at the federal level as well, districts are going to be insolvent come 21-22.
My district, in California, is still filling open positions.
We hired a language arts teacher and a special education teacher. We had two people leave, and we replaced them.
May 28, 2020
We have several special ed positions open in the district, but that's about it. Surrounding districts appear to be hiring normally.
My school isn't hiring but looking on the regional job posting site it looks like there are a few openings per district. Not a huge number but it's obvious there's no overall freeze.
We are hiring as usual here.
We are still looking for one teacher, but this, in my opinion doesn't need to be filled. We had this position open all year and they just decided to look for someone in the past couple o f months.
There is a teacher leaving, but no one know who it is and they're not telling. If another teacher is returning lie he's been saying for years, then we'll have one of our teacher transfer there, so we'll be losing a 3rd one. The retiring teacher hasn't made it official yet, so he might be staying for another year (his gig is pretty sweet especially with the distance learning)
Out of the 3 teachers we would need to replace at least one, but they could play around with the other 2 to save money with all these budget cuts from the state.
I have reliable sources high in state government (it pays to have rich and powerful friends) and they confirm that CA teachers will not receive pay cuts for the 2020-2021 year.
There doesn't seem to be much change as far as staff leaving. It is about the same as last year.
Our district is hiring a few positions to fill vacancies but I haven't heard of any brand new positions.
Yep, they hired already for the positions they knew would be open. I may be wrong, but often hiring freezes are a state thing. We had 1 years ago. It was the entire state.
May 29, 2020
We've had several online job fairs. They added three positions at my school alone to deal with increased student population. Hiring is happening as normal in my district.
Jun 1, 2020
The anticipation in Ohio is that schools will reopen in August, so any turnover will probably be handled as usual. How interviews will happen is beyond my pay grade.
Jun 2, 2020
The interviews at my friend's school that will be going on this summer will be probably Zoom or something similar. I would be afraid of some kind of technology glitch that would screw up my interview I think I'll just wait another year (hopefully things will settle down) to interview in person.
We are hiring as usual in my district - although some of the work has been delayed due to Covid.
Jun 3, 2020
In our district, the initial interviews are done on Zoom, and the one that includes the department head, etc. But the final interview is happening in person, masks worn, and social distancing in place, including a quick campus tour, etc.
Jun 5, 2020
My district SEEMS to be hiring as normal. But this article, which gives mention to "hundreds of thousands of teacher layoffs" has me wondering. Is this regional to states that already had severe budget problems or shall we all start drawing straws?
Naturally the places who were already struggling are going to be hardest hit. Do I worry about it? Not really.