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Broken Arrow, OK: District short 14 SPED teachers, 34 paras

July 29, 2023, Broken Arrow, OK, Broken Arrow Public Schools Faces Special Education Staff Shortage

Broken Arrow Public Schools will start in less than 3 weeks, but the district doesn’t have enough special education teachers.

Broken Arrow Public Schools have about 145 special education teacher positions across the district. …Broken Arrow is still trying to fill 14 of those special education teacher positions, and those vacancies can cause issues for both the students and the schools. …

The pool of applicants just isn’t that big.

There are just so many fewer teachers to recruit from. …There are about 34 support staff for special education vacancies as well.


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