MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There's a major shortage of teachers all around the country – including in the Mid-South.
The Shelby County School Board has approved a new video conferencing method of teaching to help alleviate some teaching holes. It's one that will cost the district $840,769.
In as soon as a couple of weeks, 7 classrooms of SCS students will be taught via video conference.
Currently, there are seven vacancies that have to be filled by Tennessee state-certified teachers. The students in those 7 classrooms are currently either with a substitute teacher or joining students in other classrooms, potentially leading to large class sizes.
The one-year contract is with Proximity Learning. Everyone on the school board expressed their hope that this is a short-term solution to the teacher shortage happening within SCS.
Shelby County Media Relations provided this statement regarding the breakdown of the cost:
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