Fulton officials have said they cannot track how hiring this year compares to previous years because the district has implemented a new data system that prevents a point-to-point comparison.
Many metro Atlanta districts reported staffing challenges this summer amid a nationwide teacher shortage.
Fulton is continuing to recruit new teachers at colleges and through virtual job fairs.
School leaders are using long-term substitutes and will make other adjustments as they determine their needs based on student numbers, La Cava said later in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Some are still onboarding new hires.
In addition to the openings, the district has placed roughly 80 virtual teachers in middle and high school classrooms through a contract with ESS, an educational staffing company. Those teachers work remotely and provide live, online instruction to students while a paraprofessional is present in the classroom to assist.