Central Florida school district bringing in 140 teachers from South America to fill vacancies

Help is on the way for Osceola County Schools, and it’s coming all the way from South America.

It’s all in an effort to fight the ongoing teacher shortage, and it’s not the first time the district has looked at international agencies to help fill positions. About 30 teachers came to Central Florida from the Philippines, Egypt and Ghana in 2019.

The district said its averaging nearly 150 absences a week. By hiring people from South America, officials hope to close the cultural gap as well as teacher gap.

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