Since September, the number of vacancies was down 34 from 92. According to the district's monthly human capital management report, the district hired no special education teachers and eight special education paraprofessional staffers. Seventeen interrelated teachers and 9 interrelated paraprofessionals, who could help lead special education classes, were hired during that time period. Woodard said 14 of the special education vacancies were eliminated through collapsing classes.
District officials said in a statement that their strategy to fill special education classrooms saw some district employees promoted to teaching roles and some general assignment teachers reassigned to fill gaps, among other things.