CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - As the state of South Carolina faces an extreme teacher shortage, the Charleston County School district is taking action to fill classrooms, with a recent recruiting event.
We noticed a $10,551 charge in CCSD’s financial accounts. The expense was for the downtown Charleston Marriott on the River on Lockwood Drive.
It turns out it was for a teacher hiring event back in February.
A CCSD spokesperson tells us more than 500 teacher candidates came by with resumes in hand to meet CCSD principals.
The district tells us the event has outgrown CCSD facilities so they had to move to a larger venue. Funding was also provided by the state’s Rural Recruitment Initiative, which is fighting the statewide teacher shortage.
College students visited, too, met with administrators and toured schools.
So did the investment pay off? The district believes so: they said more than 80 candidates committed to positions in CCSD during and right after that event.
CCSD has partnered with Trident Tech for next year’s Annual Recruitment Event.