Irving ISD is one of several North Texas school districts putting out the call for additional teachers, but they don’t consider it a bad thing. “That is an amazing problem to have,” says Jeannine Porter, Ed.D, Irving ISD’s Executive Director of Employee Services.
Irving ISD says they’ve enrolled an additional 600 students at the elementary level this fall. That’s enough to fill a small school. Rather that complain, district leaders see the unexpected boom in enrollment as a celebration of the district’s success. Dr. Porter says the district’s B+ state rating, plus dozens of campus distinctions have gotten the community’s attention.
“Our families are finding out about this and they’re coming back,” says Dr. Porter. “They may have felt the need to explore other options in the past; but, they’re coming back because they’re hearing about the huge gains that we’re making.”
Learn more in this CBS 11 segment.