Owensboro Schools Hiring 36 New Staff to Help Students Recover from Academic Losses During Pandemic
The Owensboro Public School system is currently posting three dozen new positions for educators to help students recover from the academic losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The hiring process will start immediately for the 36 new jobs that will begin in the next academic year.
Owensboro Public Schools Superintendent Matthew Constant said the district is getting $6.3 million from the federal Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief Funds.
"With these federal dollars that are coming down to the school districts, and the realization that there are academic gaps to shore up across the world, but definitely in our school district, we felt like the best use of those funds could be extra people in our school buildings helping to shore up these gaps,” said Constant.
He said principals in the 11 district schools identified positions they consider most important for the new hires.
“So they will doing everything from instructional assistant in a classroom alongside a teacher, or they they may be one-on-one with kids or small groups of kids,” said Constant.
He said the new positions also include guidance counselors and possibly certified teachers to work with small groups of students who need intense academic interventions.
The new positions will be for two years.