Tuesday, January 29, 2019

SD52 officials recruit for teachers and other professionals during Vancouver visit

SD52 was on recruiting drive in the
Lower Mainland last week

(SD52 twitter feed)
The quest to fill staff positions across School District 52 took school officials south last week, with Superintendent Irene LaPierre among those looking to welcome would be teachers and other professionals to experience the Northwest Coast.

The hiring fair of sorts is one way the District hopes to fill current and future positions for the region, with the most recent opportunities currently listed through the Make a Future website.

The quest for current teaching and support staff comes as the District receives a slight uptick in enrolment, with the District noting in December that there had been an increase of 16 students from the numbers of November.

That increase of new attendees provided for 1,985 students to now be listed District wide.

It was noted at the time that the increase was due to families having moved to the city for new jobs.

The push to hire on new teachers and support staff also comes as educators in the community deliver letters of concern to the School District  related to workload levels and the impact that those levels are having on staff and students.

In December, the District received correspondences from teachers at Pineridge and Prince Rupert Middle School, with the teaching staff at both schools requesting a meeting with senior administrators to discuss their concerns.

Among the notes for consideration of senior staff, waiting lists for students on Individual Education plans, and assessments  for both the Northern Health Autism Network and Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions.

As well, teachers noted how the classroom environment makes it challenging to address the complex needs of students and concerns over the case load facing the Grade Six counsellor.

The letters can be reviewed from the Agenda Package from the January  meeting of the School District.

For more items of note related to School District 52 see our archive page here.

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