Fears of a ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Result in a Reluctance to Hire Full-Time Teachers

Even in the midst of teacher shortages, school districts and superintendents are reluctant to hire full-time teachers. A spring survey of 291 district leaders found school officials may not be using relief aid exclusively for salary bumps or full-time teachers because it’s not sustainable.

While districts are hiring beyond pre-pandemic numbers, they are avoiding certain staff hires to prevent future layoffs.

This summary originated from a story produced by Marianna McMurdock of The 74, a non-profit, independent news organization focused on education in America.