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.
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.”
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.
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