FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Fort Worth ISD has placed billboards in major Oklahoma cities in hopes of recruiting teachers across state lines for higher-paying jobs.
Billboards were revealed Monday in Norman, Tulsa, Stillwater and Oklahoma City.READ MORE: Shooting And Flipped Vehicle Results In Section Of LBJ Freeway In Balch Springs Shut Down For Hours
The Fort Worth Independent School District is funding the billboards, which say, “Your future is in a Fort Worth classroom — teacher starting salary $52,000.”READ MORE: Suspect Charged In Connection With Gas Explosion At Dallas Apartment Complex
Fort Worth district spokesman Clint Bond says the campaign is a means to tap into a pool of quality teachers and show that Fort Worth has something to offer.
Norman Public Schools Superintendent Nick Migliorino says competition from neighboring states isn’t new. He says Oklahoma has a ways to go before it can compete in the market for teachers.MORE NEWS: Amid Fight Over Redistricting, Texas Legislature's 3rd Special Session Ends With Passage Of Bipartisan Bills
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