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The new DPS Community District is looking to hire certified teachers

Job fair today!
Posted: 5:12 AM, Aug 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-31 06:50:15-04

Leaders of the new Detroit Public Schools Community District are hanging their Help Wanted sign out this morning.

They're looking to fill dozens of teaching positions with certified teachers.

From 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. tonight they will be meeting with certified candidates at Benjamin Carson High School for Science and Medicine in Detroit.

7 Action News Reporter Kim Russell first reported possible staffing issues within the new DPS Community District earlier this month. Parents feared the crisis will leave their kids without teachers in the classroom come next week when classes start for the 2016-2017 school year.

At the end of last school year, the Detroit Federation of Teachers aid there were 200 vacancies. Sources tell 7 Action News that since then, the district has been hiring. The problem is that many teachers either resigned or retired over the summer.

The District telling Action News this morning there is a critical need for teachers in the areas of Special Education, Early Childhood education, Secondary Mathematics and Science, World Languages and Bilingual instruction.

While the district isn't quick to share the exact number of vacancies they're looking to fill, they want to reassure parents that come next week their kids will be in good hands as the new DPS Community District sets its eyes on new standards in education including only hiring certified teachers.

For more information on the job fair visit, detroitk12.org .