KHSD Board approves hiring teachers who are not fully-credentialed to meet teacher shortage

Practice has been used before; is renewed yearly
Posted at 9:32 AM, May 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 21:58:46-04

The Kern High School District will soon begin the process of hiring teachers who are not fully-qualified educators. 


On Monday, the KHSD Board of Trustees submitted an annual declaration that would fill the gap, as needed. 25 potential positions have been approved. According to the declaration, if and when teachers are needed to fill those vacancies, KHSD will have permission to hire people in those fields, who may still be in the process of obtaining their credentials, as teachers.


The process is not a new one, and has been happening at KHSD for years. The district says that three-fourths of California county school districts hire non-credentialed teachers, and that it's been happening for upwards of twenty years based on necessity.


In order to qualify, you must be actively pursuing your credential. When hired by KHSD, you're expected to complete it during your first few years.


Math and special education teachers are the highest needs to fill. 


If you're interested, you can reach the Kern High School District at 827-3100, or you can visit their website or their human resources page.