Education

Aug 22, 2014 12:16 PM by AP

Baton Rouge faces open teacher slots

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Even after holding two teacher job fairs in recent days, including one in Pittsburgh, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system still has roughly 50 vacant teaching positions nearly two weeks into the 2014-15 school year.

Even so, Millie Williams, executive director for human resources, told the School Board on Thursday she plans to stop hiring soon.

Williams tells The Advocate a few schools are overstaffed because of less-than-anticipated enrollment, so teachers are likely to be moved from those schools to fill vacancies at other schools.

Williams pronounced the Pittsburgh fair held last Saturday as a success, saying the school system has contracts with 18 teachers who attended the event.

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