The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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May 15, 2013

Webb City district filling teacher jobs for next year

WEBB CITY, Mo. — The Webb City School District is filling several positions for next year.

The school board acted on 15 resignations during a meeting this week.

Superintendent Tony Rossetti said Wednesday that while the number is more than usual for year-end resignations, it is no cause for alarm.

“It is not normal, but it isn’t too high because we normally get about eight to 10 resignations in May,” Rossetti said. “We have quite a few positions filled already, but we are hiring to fill the ones that remain.”

Rossetti said the district plans on replacing each position.

“We do not have the need for attrition at this time,” Rossetti said. “Each of those positions will be filled.”

The district will conduct exit interviews in an effort to improve staffing needs.

“We feel that we have a good mentor program for teachers for the first two years they are here and we address a lot of their needs during that time,” Rossetti said. “During our exit interviews, we will look to see if any anomalies are present that may have contributed to their departure.”

Recommendations

Sixteen contract recommendations were made at Tuesday’s meeting. Many of these positions were to fill previously announced vacancies, in addition to some of the new vacancies.

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