clear
Tuesday May 31st, 2016 8:24AM

Hall County plans to hire more teachers for 2014-15 school year

By B.J. Williams News Director
GAINESVILLE - Thanks to additional money coming to the Hall County School District from the state of Georgia, there may be some relief in overcrowded classrooms in the new school year.

School Superintendent Will Schofield told board members at their Monday afternoon meeting that he wants to hire between 15 and 20 new teachers for the 2015-15 school year.

"I have an annual personnel conference with all of our principals [and] we look at all of our class sizes, we look at all of our ratios," said Schofield. [The positions] spread out pretty well for elementary, middle and high."

Schofield said that this year is the first time in five years that the county has seen some relief financially from the state, and he said not only does that mean some help for overcrowded classrooms, but also it means a full school schedule for the upcoming year.

"We're excited about - number one - that we're going to have 180 days of school for boys and girls next year and 190 contract days for teachers," said Schofield.

"Right after that, this board has made it clear that some of our class sizes that have grown that we'll be putting about 15 to 20 additional teachers into classrooms next year."

Schofield said the full calendar and the additional teachers will mean about $5 million for the upcoming budget, money he says will be well spent to keep the Hall County District viable.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
US stocks post sixth straight year of gains
U.S. stocks ended a strong 2014 with moderate declines Wednesday.
4:43PM ( 1 year ago )
Palestinians push ahead in pursuit of war crimes charges against Israel
Stung by a resounding defeat in the U.N. Security Council, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
1:57PM ( 1 year ago )
Business News
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 1 year ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 1 year ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
US off war footing at year's end, but wars go on
Taking America off a permanent war footing is proving harder than President Barack Obama may have suggested.
6:13PM ( 1 year ago )
GOP leader regrets talk to white supremacists; party leaders rally around him
House Republican leaders rallied around one of their own, Whip Steve Scalise, on Tuesday after he said he regrets speaking 12 years ago to a white supremacist organization and condemns the views of such groups.
6:08PM ( 1 year ago )
Conviction of Putin foe sets off protest in Moscow
President Vladimir Putin's chief political foe was convicted along with his brother on Tuesday in a fraud case widely seen as a vendetta by the Kremlin, triggering one of Russia's boldest anti-government demonstrations in years.
6:03PM ( 1 year ago )
Politics
Motorcyclist arrested after high speed chase with Georgia State Patrol in Hall, Forsyth counties
A Kennesaw man faces drug and traffic charges after he allegedly led Georgia State troopers on a high speed chase through Hall and Forsyth counties Monday night.
7:20AM ( 1 hour ago )
DNR updates Memorial Day boating numbers, Georgia sees no fatalities
With only hours left in the Memorial Day Weekend, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources says no fatalities have been reported on the state's waterways during the busy holiday.
9:40PM ( 10 hours ago )
Woman injured in Flowery Branch house fire
A woman suffered second and third degree burns during a house fire Monday evening in Flowery Branch.
7:40PM ( 12 hours ago )
Missing Gainesville woman ID'd as body found in Lake Lanier
The body found in Lake Lanier has been confirmed to be that of a missing Gainesville woman.
6:30PM ( 13 hours ago )
Georgia officials focus on danger to kids left in hot cars
Georgia officials plan to highlight the dangers of leaving kids alone in cars
5:35PM ( 14 hours ago )