Catholic schools scrambling to fill teaching jobs

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Chicago’s Catholic schools are starting the new year with some of the same teacher shortages that their public school counterparts are.

Greg Richmond, superintendent for the Chicago Archdiocese Greg Richmond says they have about 108 vacancies.

To fill them, he said they’ve been recruiting retirees and part-timers. These efforts began last spring amid a tight job market.

As for any remaining COVID restrictions, Richmond says masks are not required, except for students still testing positive after six days and in classroom outbreaks.

The Archdiocese is holding another job fair next Wednesday morning at the Quigley Center in the Gold Coast.

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