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Special job fair planned for Pasco County's low-performing schools

Pasco County School Board



Pasco County school district leaders want to ensure their lowest-performing schools, which often struggle to attract and retain top teachers, don't have that problem again for 2016-17.

They've scheduled two job fairs next week specifically for those schools, giving them a chance to lure teaching candidates without the added competition of campuses serving higher performing, generally more affluent students and communities.

The events come as part of the district's attempt to provide more supports and services for the neediest schools, after having determined that signing bonuses don't necessarily do the trick. The flyer states the mission clearly: The district wants "passionate, driven, goals-oriented highly-qualified teachers who want to change the lives of students in high needs schools."

Intrigued by the challenge? The job fairs are set for:

- 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pasco Middle School, 13925 14th Street, Dade City

- 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Chasco Middle School, 7702 Ridge Road, Port Richey

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:36am]


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