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So there are basically no teaching jobs?
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I am guessing how this is how it is going to be? State next to me has hiring freezes. The largest district in my state hasnít posted anything. Another large district was hiring 6 core teachers for next year and one wasnít even full time. Maybe ten jobs for my position have turned up in my state, so I assume it is for teachers who were retiring or quit/ let go. What it is like where you are?


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There will be teaching jobs. There is attrition every year in every sizable district- retirement, people moving, people leaving teaching, people having babies and not going back, etc. Unless they hike up class sizes (extremely unlikely given the pandemic and requirements for social distancing), they will need teachers to replace those leaving.

Now, there may be some teachers on special assignments in their district (specialty jobs like literacy specialists and such) where they might end up being put back into the classroom, which may offset some need, but there are also some who might have been close to retiring, who will decide to cut out early because of the coronavirus situation.

They may be on a freeze now because of budget uncertainty, but many districts WILL be hiring later in the year.
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We have already hired two teachers for our building, and Iíve seen two other schools in the district posting welcome message about new teachers in their buildings. As far as I know, no new positions are available. Itís just replacing retirees and people who were let go.

We replaced one person who took a district job and one who was non-renewed.
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Old 05-27-2020, 09:13 PM
 
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Yeah, I think this is what it will be like here as far as retirement and replacement. And it will be like it was a few years ago with 1000s of people competing for the same jobs. I know some places are talking about pay freezes as well and firing teachers who taught three years or less. Just wondering what people are seeing with their schools.
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Our budget was passed in March so we are all set for next school year. In New Hampshire we get very little money from the state ( or federal) as it is mainly based on local property taxes, which can also be an issue.

In my elementary building alone they are hiring / replacing 5 teachers plus a couple other staff members.


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We aren't hiring now.

Retirees are being replaced with administrative interns (paid as Ts) returning to the classroom. They are, at most, two years out of the classroom, so they should be reasonably able to return.

I'm not sure what's happening with TOSAs. They started those positions with a "2-3 year assignment" that turned into permanent entrenchment. I wonder if those people remember how to teach in person.

We have no idea what our enrollment will be next year, or whether it will be Online or in person.

We don't know what our job assignments will be. We've been told a "might be."
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Old 05-28-2020, 05:52 AM
 
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I noticed our state teaching job website posts about 20-50 jobs a day.
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Old 05-28-2020, 06:26 AM
 
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My school district is holding a virtual job fair in June. A lot of teachers at my school decided to retire.
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Our retiring teachers are not being replaced. Positions eliminated. Larger classes and more preps for me next year. Lucky I have a job.
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Old 05-28-2020, 08:34 AM
 
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I think most districts are waiting to be told what to do next year or are still coming up with plans for protecting students. I honestly think the legal folks are trying to come up with something to protect the districts.


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Old 05-28-2020, 08:42 AM
 
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It clearly hits each place differently. I will say that our district is large and in an area that can be somewhat transient as we have a decent sized military population. As spouses' jobs change, teachers move with them to new areas. Due to the moving around and the size of our district and the fact that new schools are opening, we have jobs available.
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Old 05-28-2020, 08:57 AM
 
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I have a feeling there will be more opening as we get closer to Fall, once teachers hear what their districts will be doing as a result of the pandemic. I suspect many teachers who are eligible for retirement but wanted to try to get in another year or two may decide not to put in those last few years, depending on district decisions.
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I work in a district like you describe...
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really hard for people to get their foot in.....and so many apply for 1 job. However this yr, has changed the way some people think about teaching.
They have hired to fill a few vacancies already,
but what they don't know is how many teachers will not return IF they decide to start the year in the classrooms. I think you'll find a lot more openings in August or whenever they state what is planned.
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My large metro district said they are on a hiring freeze. Since we are so large of a district, I am sure that we will hire some teachers (less than 200). Our district routinely always hires between 1,000-1,500 a year. I just hope we can get out of this situation with no layoffs. Next year will be a tough one.
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We are still hiring (about 15,000 students in this district) and I am pretty sure our budget for next year was set pre-virus.

However, state and federal funding affects Title I so reading, tutoring, supplies and other supports could still be cut. Secretarial and clerking staff may also be affected.

We have been paying all non-classroom staff during virus, but I can see aides and assistants being furloughed or straight up let go. Most aides are hired from year to year.

I can also see a need for more custodial staff and would hope they can pull from any people laid off.

We have seen a lot of people changing their retirement date. We get a bonus for giving a couple years' notice and I have lost count of the number I have seen move their retirement date up and forgoe the bonus.

My building has several openings. Usually they are from taking other jobs in the district and we will probably have at least two more openings before school starts back up.

Before virus we were supposed to have a staffing allotment reshuffle, but I have not heard anything about that.

My state made a big deal about a teacher shortage before virus.
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Definitely later this year
Old 05-28-2020, 03:51 PM
 
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My district is about a month behind. We end June 16
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Old 05-28-2020, 05:11 PM
 
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My district did a decent amount of hiring before everyone realized how long lasting/bad the pandemic would be. Once they figured that out they stopped. There were 3 admin positions they cut and 7 teaching positions where people left and now those won't be filled. I'm in a small district. Once teachers started realizing how bad things were getting, I also think we saw a major downward shift in the amount of teachers changing districts. No one wants to be last hired right now and people feel more secure in the positions they already held, even if they previously had aspirations to go elsewhere. I know there are teachers in my building who weren't happy and had been planning most of the year to look elsewhere, some even outside of education, and now all of those people are coming back.

I suspect there will be some openings come late July/August when schools figure out what they're doing. Some teachers are convinced we're doing fully remote, and if that doesn't happen they might not go back. Unless they figure out exceptions for teachers' kids, that's also going to really impact teacher parents if we do some sort of hybrid schedule. Teachers can't be at work full time while their own children are only attending school part time. Some may want to home school if they don't feel it's safe for their own children to attend school. People who have the opportunity to retire early may do so.
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Old 05-29-2020, 07:07 AM
 
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In my area it's hit or miss. I'm currently looking for a position right now as I'm moving in the Fall. I have seen many more postings in the last two weeks, but many districts are still playing the waiting game and some are even cutting corners where they can to eliminate positions where possible. A school district in the next county over eliminated 10 positions at their board meeting this week. I had a second round interview cancelled for the time being due to uncertainty about the districts budget.

I agree that once more districts know what they're doing next year with DL there will be more retirements and potentially more jobs.
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:07 PM
 
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The posting here are way down compared to a typical year. I know some positions were filled internally. I think there will people moving to different positions in order to eliminate things like intervention/RTI positions. I can also see aides/para positions cut or just not filled if someone leaves.
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