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CCSD reports 96 teacher vacancies; teacher starting salaries to increase

CCSD headquarters (WCIV)

School begins for Charleston County School District students on Aug. 20 and the district currently has 96 classroom teacher vacancies, according to Andy Pruitt, with the CCSD.

The district held a recruiting event this week for special education instructors, will hold a recruiting event for elementary school teachers Thursday and will hold an event for English teachers on Monday, July 16.

“We anticipate filling many of those vacancies in the coming week,” Pruitt said.

That number represents around a three percent vacancy rate.

The district’s budget for the 2018-2019 school year includes a three-year plan to increase the starting base salary for teachers with a Bachelor's degree from $36,070 to $40,000 per year, Pruitt said.

The entire teacher pay schedule will be adjusted in a similar way, he said.

The starting base salary for math teachers in high poverty schools went up by nearly $9,000 to $45,000 per year.

Schools and programs where math teachers will see this increase: Baptist Hill Middle High, Daniel Jenkins Academy, Deer Park Middle, Garrett Academy, Haut Gap Middle, Jerry Zucker Middle, Liberty Hill Academy, Military Magnet Academy, Morningside Middle, North Charleston High, Northwoods Middle, R.B. Stall High, Septima P. Clark Academy, Simmons-Pinckney Middle, St. James-Santee Elementary-Middle, St. John's High, and West Ashley Advanced Studies Magnet.

There are adjustments for the entire math teacher pay schedule in a similar way.

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