Linda Woodard, the district's interim chief human capital management officer, said during the district's monthly meeting that some 392 jobs were posted on the district's careers website. As of Monday, more than 550 teacher positions were available. That number will surely rise after June 30, when contracts for the 2018-2019 school year end. DeKalb has lost an average of more than 850 teachers a year since the 2015-2016 school year.
District officials have tried raises, recruitment and retention bonuses, and targeted hiring in recent years among the strategies to improve turnover.