CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - With the school year rapidly approaching, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is still trying to fill hundreds of teacher vacancies. WBTV learned last week that CMS had 437 vacancies.
According to our news partners at the Charlotte Observer, as of this week, CMS now has 395 vacancies and they have recommendations to fill 236 of those positions.
Because CMS employees so many teachers, the Charlotte Observer reports that the vacancies only represent 2 percent of the district's total number of teachers.
WBTV reached out to CMS for comment on the teacher shortage. They declined to comment.
A school spokesman did tell WBTV that school leaders are actively trying to fill the vacant positions and the situation is a top priority.