Hutchings College and Career Academy gets a new math teacher

Hutchings College and Career Academy gets a new math teacher

Bibb Co. School Board hired a new math teacher at Hutchings College and Career Academy after students spent almost one month without one.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The mother of a student at Hutchings College and Career Academy said her daughter hasn't had a math teacher since the beginning of August.

Bibb County School Board Officials said this is because of a shortage of math teachers. They said it's not just a problem in middle georgia, but nationwide.

Bibb County School Board members reported about 50 students at Hutchings College and Career Academy that haven't had a math teacher since the new school year started. 

They said a new teacher will be hired sometime after Labor Day. In the meantime, students have had a substitute teacher.

School Board Officials said this is a problem they see every year, but they understand parent's concerns.

"We're concerned too. We want to have someone in place at the very beginning of the year. In every classroom, a highly qualified teacher, but in some instances, especially in the area of math, it's becoming more and more difficult," said Bibb Co. Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Bruce Giroux. 

School Officials added that they're actively recruiting two more math teachers at the high school level.

The School Board was also updated on the search for a new Superintendent at Wednesday night's meeting. Each member will review all 43 applications individually, then the board will meet in about 2 weeks to decide, as a group, which candidates they would like to interview. 
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