The Clark County School District, which serves Las Vegas, is planning to send its top recruiter to Chicago for three days next week in hopes of filling at least a few of a planned 2,000 new teaching jobs for next school year.
CPS is "laying off and closing off so many doors to teachers," said Nicole Stevens, a recruiter for the Nevada school district. "If [Chicago teachers] are willing to relocate, we are looking for new teachers."
Stevens said her district's decided March 14 to make the Chicago trip, 17 days before the March 31 deadline by which CPS was required to reveal the list of schools slated for closure.
While CPS has not said how many people will lose their jobs as a result of the school closings, a spokesman Friday said the schools eyed for elimination employ more than 1,000 teachers.
Candidates who want to apply with the Clark County School District, which has about 311,000 students — about 90,000 fewer than CPS — should email their information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stevens says she'll vet resumes before scheduling an appointment with her district's recruitment director.