DeKalb County School District is holding a second substitute teacher job fair amid reports the district is having trouble finding them.

DeKalb schools hold job fair amid substitute teacher shortage

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.

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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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