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Alachua County Public Schools hosting job fair for teachers

Press release from Alachua County Public Schools

Alachua County Public Schools will be holding a job fair for prospective teachers on Saturday, April 10th, and district contracts will be offered to qualified candidates on the spot. The district is recruiting teachers for all grade levels and subjects.

The fair will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Gainesville High School, located at 1900 NW 13th Street. Interested candidates should register in advance at https://bit.ly/3rFF7Lk.

Principals from every ACPS school will be on hand to conduct interviews. Information about certification and benefits will also be provided. Those benefits include high quality health insurance and credit for previous teaching experience and for advanced degrees. 

The district offers extensive professional development, mentoring for newer teachers, and other supports and incentives. 

“We provide a great deal of hands-on, practical support for teachers here in Alachua County, particularly our newer teachers,” said Beverly Finley, human resources supervisor.  “We work hard to make sure that our teachers have the tools they need to be successful in the classroom.”

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Currently the salary for a beginning teacher in Alachua County Public Schools with no previous teaching experience and a bachelor’s degree is $44,143.

To protect the safety of all participants at the fair, masking and social distancing protocols will be followed.  

  • “Currently the salary for a beginning teacher in Alachua County Public Schools with no previous teaching experience and a bachelor’s degree is $44,143.”

    According to WUFT, after Governor DeSantis signs the bill raising teachers starting salaries, which he did, the starting salary would be $47,500. What happened to the shortfall? Did the board use that for it’s intended purpose or are they using it for their personal reasons? Is the shortage being used for all the fluff at the district office? Maybe an audit is needed. Someone better watch what the district does with this proposed $1000 bonus for teachers.

    How will they be able to offer a contract “on the spot?” What happened to background checks or will employment be contingent on what is seen on a candidate’s social media page?

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