TUSD teacher shortages and new security

Security updates for start of school

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The school year is just two days away from starting and the Tucson Unified School District is in need of some highly qualified teachers.

According to TUSD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, the district is short 96 teachers. Of those, 21 are special education teachers. The shortage also includes positions that are open, however to cover those the district is using long term substitute teachers.

Dr. Trujillo told Tucson News Now that the district is working hard over the next two days to fill the open positions with highly qualified teachers. His goal is to have that number down to less than 90 by the first day of school.

TUSD is also adding new safety and security measures at all of their schools. One thing is a video entrance system at the front office. Visitors will have to buzz in to get in the front office, while teachers and staff will have keyless entry at the schools.

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