Carson City schools are looking for 22 teachers for the coming year, the school board was told Tuesday night.
Jose Delfin, associate superintendent human resources, said of those 22 positions, eight are special education teachers.
He also said the district has 20 classified staff positions open (with 10 of those in special education) and is looking for an information technology director and one nurse.
The district has more than 900 employees.
Delfin discussed the district’s recruiting efforts, naming several job fairs district staff had attended, then added those weren’t the most successful.
“Our biggest hits are actually from online,” Delfin said.
Delfin said more than 2,000 applications had been processed in 2017 but in some cases applicants had applied for multiple positions, not all applications were completed and some applicants weren’t eligible for hire.
He said it appears the district will need to hire some long-term substitutes to fill all positions.
Also Tuesday, the board appointed members Joe Cacioppo and Stacie Wilke to draft an agenda item to propose a board retreat and return to the board when it’s complete.
In other business Tuesday, the board:
Heard an update on the school-based health center;
Approved minor changes to policies concerned with parent and family engagement and cases of child abuse and neglect;
Approved a list of courses eligible for dual credit.
Board member Ryan Green didn’t attend Tuesday’s meeting.