Amid Teacher Shortage, BCPS Holding 3 Recruitment Events In Towson

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TOWSON, MD —  With the school year starting in less than a month, Baltimore County Public Schools is hiring to fill spots still open on its staff.

Statewide, school systems are facing teacher shortages.

In 2022, more than 5,500 teachers in Maryland left their jobs, according to WJZ, which said the Maryland State Education Association's president called the teacher shortage a "crisis."

Baltimore County Public Schools has 430 vacancies to fill, The Baltimore Sun reported on Tuesday. Baltimore City is still looking to hire 600 to 700 school staff members, according to the newspaper.

To hire for open spots, Baltimore County Public Schools is holding three systemwide recruitment open houses this month at Loch Raven High School:

  • 4–7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4
  • 4–7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11
  • 4–7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18

All three recruitment open houses will be at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave.

The first day of school for students in Baltimore County Public Schools is Aug. 29.

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