Schools across B.C. are struggling to hire teachers, but one school district in a rural part of the province says cash incentives have helped secure enough staff for this year.
The superintendent for Gold Trail School District 74, which includes Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet and Lytton, says all of her schools have enough teachers despite falling 20 per cent short last year.
“We’re off to a positive start in this school year, which we’re very happy about,” superintendent Teresa Downs told CBC Daybreak North host Shelley Joyce. “To be fully staffed has really had an impact on morale across the district.”
Last spring, an anonymous donor offered new teachers $10,000 each
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