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Sierra Vista School District is also short of teachers for school year

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Several school districts across Southern Arizona start class on Monday, August 7, despite not having enough teachers on hand. 

The Sierra Vista School District is down nine teachers, so that means the students might not have their permanent teacher on the first day of class. 

District spokeswoman Sarah Pacheco says they will have long term substitute teachers to bridge the gap.  These substitutes are certified teachers. 

One of the main reasons the district is short on teachers is due to the largest enrollment it has seen in years, according to Pacheco.  Two charter schools in the area closed down, so there are more students coming to the district.  

Enrollment figures for the 2014-2015 school year is more than 6,000 students.

Today teachers will be at their schools setting up, then this evening at 5 p.m. every elementary school will have an open house for students both new and returning, so they can meet their teachers.  

For more information on the locations of the open houses click here.


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