With the exception of needing to fill an unexpected opening - is there a particular month when schools fill their long term positions? I'm thinking of all the young people graduating during these mid weeks of May with their degrees and teaching certificates ready to be put to use.
Do college grads face a long quiet summer of waiting for that call in August or does your district already have its spots filled?
My school district in Virginia begins hiring new teachers after the school year ends in mid-June. Teachers currently employed have to submit a document of intent by April 15 so the School Board can make accurate projections about positions that will need to be filled. Most new teachers are hired by mid-July so they can participate in an orientation prior to the start of school in August. I'm sure it is still a "tight window" for some teachers to move to our area and be ready to start work so quickly.
One good thing about our school division is that they will advance new teachers a portion of their first month's salary to help them defray their immediate expenses. Of course, they have to budget carefully since their first paycheck is then a little less than other months.
I wonder if other school divisions give new teachers the option of receiving part of their pay in advance of the beginning of school.
This particular question has been on my mind latley! I will be graduating this spring and have often been wondering if I should start to get my resume ready. Maybe there will be interviews this winter for this next school year? I am not sure, but I do feel like I should be prepared and start looking .