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Williston Teacher Shortage Update

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A teacher shortage for Williston Public Schools was resolved just a week before school started.

The Education Standards and Practices Board voted on August 14 to include elementary and physical education as critical shortage areas.

The vote allowed the state Education Standards and Practices Board to issue alternate access licenses for elementary and phy-ed teachers, and also allowed retired teachers to return to work.

The Williston School District hired a total of 37 teachers over the summer.

The new hires range from first year to 14 years of teaching experience and education levels vary, including 10 new hires with master's degrees.

Superintendent Dr. Viola LaFontaine says the mix of teacher experience will add to the overall quality of the staff hired.

She says the district is still looking to hire two elementary music teachers and three counselors.

 

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