Danville, IL: SPED teacher shortage

July 19, 2017, WIBQ FM, Terre Haute, IN: Danville, IL Facing Special Ed Teacher Shortage The 2017-18 school year is less than a month away, and right now Danville District 118 still has 17 special education positions to fill. The shortage means the district may have to get creative to fill the vacancies and keep them from leaving. To do so they say they’re trying to strike a deal with the teacher’s union to offer higher salaries and special incentives for those vacancies. The district found itself in a similar predicament last year as well.