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Strong turnout expected for Pasco school district instructional job fair



Criticized for hiring late, and therefore missing out on top candidates, the Pasco school district is holding a teacher job fair at 4 p.m. today to get a jump on hiring for next fall.

Interest in the event has been higher than expected. Nearly 500 people have signed up to attend the fair. The candidates include college graduates and soon-to-be graduates with and without education degrees who are interested in becoming a teacher.

"It's part of our new approach to get to them early," district spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said.

The district anticipates as many as 300 vacancies, based on a teacher survey asking their intent to return. The preliminary offers could begin as early as today.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 25, 2016 2:57pm]


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