Let the hiring begin!
30 new teaching jobs within the Langley School District are expected to be posted as early as Monday afternoon, in the wake of last week’s interim deal between the Provincial government and the B.C. Teachers Federation to provide $50-million to hire 1100 new teachers around the province.
Wendy Cook is the President of the Langley Teachers’ Association.
“At this point in time it was the resource teachers that we actually identified first because they are so far behind. There are a lot of teachers who have caseloads that are really unmanageable, three times what the old caseload used to be.”
But 30 postings is just a start.
“We did do a working and learning conditions survey, I said this is 1/10th of what we need, but that’s speculation.”
Cook says the District is also looking to hire librarians, counsellors and psychologists.
And BC Teachers’ Federation President Glen Hansman says other districts will soon be doing the same.
“Langley and Surrey for sure are trying to get out of the gate fairly quickly. I would expect that Vancouver and some of the other larger Lower Mainland school districts will want to doing similarly.”
Hansman says to expect a surge in postings from districts across the province in the next two weeks.