Making Democracy Work

Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Teacher recruitment and retention efforts in Knox County should include: raising salary; raising the employer contribution for health care insurance; being creative and flexible in working conditions (especially as it relates to expanding job sharing and other part-time opportunities); offering a cafeteria style benefit package; reducing barriers to enter into teaching (especially as it relates to expanding alternative licensure programs); offering a sign-on bonus for new teachers; and getting input from teachers as to their priority needs. (Adopted 11/2003)