October 1, 2022

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Denver Public Schools Short 150 Teachers Days Before Classes Start

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The 2022-2023 academic year for Denver Public Schools will get underway on Monday, August 22. But less than a week before the big day, hundreds of staff jobs remain unfilled — including approximately 150 teaching positions.

DPS hopes to address this shortfall by way of three hiring fairs scheduled for tomorrow, August 18. But despite heavy competition from other districts in the metro area, which had more than 2,000 open jobs as of last week, DPS director of external communication Scott Pribble doesn’t sound panicky. After all, he says, the situation is far from unprecedented.

“When it comes to teachers, we are on par with where we are typically at this time of year,” Pribble notes. “Even pre-pandemic, we usually weren’t at 100 percent. We would always have a few positions we would…

Michael Roberts

2022-08-17 08:53:00

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