Milwaukee schools looking for teachers
School district wants to hire 700 teachers
The state's largest school district is looking to hire 700 teachers and other school faculty.
Milwaukee Public Schools is holding a series of recruitment events for new teachers, paraprofessionals and more than a dozen principals.
According to the district, officials need to hire because of a wave of retirements sparked partly by the aging of the baby boom generation.
MPS officials said they recently boosted starting teacher salary to $41,000 from nearly $38,000 and they now give teachers for hard-to-fill positions extra time to meet residency requirements.
The events will be Feb. 13, Feb. 20, March 2 and March 20.
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