Pinellas will host another job fair for 'transformation schools'
About 100,000 Pinellas County public school students will head back to school Aug. 10, but their teachers only have a few precious days of summer left until they come back to work Aug. 1.
With less than a month to go, the Pinellas school district is holding a last-minute job fair July 20 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Fairmount Park Elementary, 575 41st St. S., to find teachers for schools in the "Transformation Zone." Those schools, which have been identified as the lowest-performing schools in the district, include Melrose, Maximo, Fairmount Park, Campbell Park, Lakewood, Sandy Lane and High Point elementaries.
To be eligible to attend the job fair, applicants must already have an active application on file with the district, found here, and hold either a valid teaching certificate or a valid Florida Statement of Eligibility. Recent graduates may substitute an official letter from the registrar stating that they have met the requirements for graduation or submit an official transcript in lieu of the second requirement.
After that, complete this RSVP survey by 5 p.m. Thursday. Registration will not be accepted after that date, and no walk-ins will be accommodated.
As of July 1, there were 159 vacancies throughout the district. Read more about it here.