District 51 looks to hire over 100 teachers

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. District 51 said goodbye to over 70 of its most valued faculty and staff earlier last week, and now they are looking to fill upwards of 100 teaching positions.

Hiring season has officially begun for the Mesa County School District.

With nearly 130 teaching positions available, some parents are concerned the quality of teachers will be compromised, but officials say this will not be an issue.

"I believe we'll be able to fill all of our positions. We have a very large applicant pool. Some of our positions are always hard to fill," says Cindy Starr of the Mesa County School District.

In order to ensure that every position is filled, District 51 human resources keeps the hiring efforts up and running up until the beginning of each school year.

To become a teacher in Mesa County, minimum requirements include a Colorado teaching license, a completed a teacher education program, and an endorsement in a particular content area.

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