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DISD May Need To Hire 2,000 New Teachers Before School Starts

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - School starts up again for students in the Dallas Independent School District on August 26.  By that time, DISD may have to hire a massive amount of new teachers for its classrooms.  The vacancies come after months of resignations, firings and retirements.

Superintendent Mike Miles has not yet provided a concrete figure regarding teacher vacancies. But leaders from two teacher associations claim the district will need to hire as many as two thousand new classroom instructors before classes begin.

Sources say an estimated 200 teachers quit last week alone, before Friday’s state-required deadline to submit resignations.  On Monday, the DISD website listed 600 classroom positions as vacant.  Dallas ISD will host a job fair this week, to which a district spokesperson says one thousand prospective applicants have been invited.

Teachers moving to other school systems, or being forced out in Dallas, have created what one school board member called “a mass exodus.”

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