Many Jobs Available at Local Schools

By: Stephanie Ando Email
By: Stephanie Ando Email

With less than two months until the fall semester begins, Bryan and College Station Independent School District administrators are busy hiring new teachers.

The Bryan ISD employment web site listed 80 unfilled positions in the first week of July. Even more unfilled jobs were listed on the College Station ISD web site.

“We’ve had a normal number of openings. They fluctuate. There may be 50 today and only 20 by tomorrow,” said Sandy Farris, Bryan ISD Communications Director.

Both Bryan ISD and College Station ISD have higher than average teacher turnover rates, according to Texas Education Agency statistics. In 2011, the average teacher turnover rate in Texas was 11.5 percent. The average teacher turnover rate for Bryan ISD was 13.4 percent, and College Station ISD was 13.2 percent in 2011.

“We have a lot of teachers whose spouses were students at A&M. When they graduate, they move away. Then we have openings,” said Farris. Farris says that is why many Bryan ISD teachers tend to leave after one to five years.

A high teacher turnover rate is nothing new for school districts in this college town, but a major concern is finding enough bus drivers and substitute teachers for the 2012-2013 school year.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 162415286 - kbtx.com/a?a=162415286
Gray Television, Inc.