Teacher Shortage

Transcript: KXRM 4/11/2017 9:06:37 PM: hard to fill positions that are coming from out of state. we don’t necessarily call it a relocation bonus but we do provide them, we reemburse them up to a certain amount for their moving expenses if they come to our district.”in 20-10.. the u-c-c-s teach department was born…their goal is to get students in those tough majors…like science.. technology… and math…to actually consider teaching those subjects. –curtis”if you’re going to go into a difficult degree, like a stem degree, then they’re typically looking for those higher paying jobs like engineering. you know, an engineer starts out at almost twice what a teacher starts out at.”eric reinhart — a student at u-c-c-s teach has already had a successful career in engineering…but found himself wanting something more than just a high paying salary. –eric “i enjoyed engineering but i wasn’t passionate about it and so i really wanted a career that i was intersted in doing every day and wanted to put in more time with.”and while hearing there’s a shortage of educators sounds scary…for eric.. it means he’s not going to have a problem finding a job. –eric”at the time of graduating from college i think it’s a good opportunity for me. it’s always good to be wanted and needed so that makes it kind of exciting.” curtis says u-c-c-s teach isn’t even coming close to filling the demand for teachers here in colorado springs…which is why school districts are having to come up with new ways to attract them. –danniella”the board of education is currently looking at placing a mill levy override question on the november ballot which would specificially include the ability for the district to offer higher compensation to our teachers and other employee groups.” coming up at ten…we’ll take a look at how colorado ranks in teacher salaries…and how d-11 compares to other districts in colorado springs. live in the newsroom, taylor bishop, fox21 news.