DeKalb County School District is holding a substitute teacher job fair amid reports the district is having trouble finding them.
For the 2017-2018 school year, the district filled 60,000 of its 90,000 teacher absences, meaning a substitute was available for 67 percent of empty classes, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. For the current school year, through Jan. 1, 2019, district officials have filled 71 percent of nearly 44,000 absences.
Other metro Atlanta school districts have much more success filling classrooms when a teacher is out, at an average rate of more than 85 percent.
The job fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Elizabeth Andrews High School on 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard in Stone Mountain.
Potential candidates will receive in-person interviews on a first come, first serve basis.
Applicants can register for the event here.
- Staff writer Marlon A. Walker contributed to this report.
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