Teachers vie for few open positions

When a teaching job opens at a Clark-Pleasant or Greenwood elementary school, hundreds of hopeful teachers clamor for it.

The two school districts started looking for a total of about 30 new teachers at the end of the school year to replace teachers who had retired or resigned.

The number of new teachers needed could change between now and the start of school depending on whether any other teachers leave and how many students register and show up, according to Greenwood Superintendent Kent DeKoninck and Clark-Pleasant director of curriculum and instruction Cameron Rains.

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