With little more than two months remaining in the academic year, more than 100 teacher vacancies remain across the Philadelphia School District, resulting in thousands of students’ being taught by uncertified teachers, it was disclosed during a City Council hearing Monday.
Following the joint hearing of the Education Committee and the Children and Youth Committee, a district spokesman said there are 139 vacancies, which represents 1.6 percent of the district’s 8,443 teacher positions.
“Our goal is to seek zero vacancies. We know we have a lot of work to do,” said spokesman Fernando Gallard.
In the meantime, the district will offer a variety of summer classes to help those students who did not have a regular teacher for more than one-third of the school year.
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