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170 teachers rehired; job fair August 10


The School Board of Broward County, Florida, is making continuous progress to place many of its 394 recently laid-off teachers back to work. The chart below reflects the status:





Teachers laid off on June 23, 2009

Teachers placed,

to date

Teachers remaining

to be placed

Teachers who resigned, separated employment or declined placement





NOTE: The count listed in column A equals the combined totals in columns B, C and D.

The District is making every effort, as vacant positions are declared, to get teachers back in the classrooms.

On Monday, August 10, the District’s Instructional Staffing Department will host a Critical Shortage Subject Area Job Fair at Nova High School (3600 College Avenue, Davie), from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The District has approximately 89 vacancies in the subject areas of math, reading, science and ESE (Exceptional Student Education), positions for which no layoff teachers meet the job criteria. Applicants must register online for the Critical Shortage Subject Area Job Fair at ( Registration closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4.

This week, the Instructional Staffing Department re-advertised 15 Instructional Facilitator positions that were not filled from the initial pool of applicants. The Instructional Facilitator positions are in the critical subject areas of Algebra (four openings), Biology (two openings), Chemistry (four openings) and Geometry (five openings). Interested applicants may access these jobs by visiting the employment link on District’s Web site at (

The recall process begins with the teacher being sent a letter via certified mail informing them of their updated job status.  Teachers have 72 hours from receipt of the certified letter to respond to the District’s Instructional Staffing department in writing, either accepting or declining their new position.  This notice process meets the requirement in the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) contract.  In an additional effort by the District to contact recalled teachers during the summer, a scanned copy of the letter is also sent for response via the CAB (Communicating Across Broward), the District E-mail network.

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