Keller - Roanoke - Northeast Fort Worth | November 2023



KISD reports strong retention, recruitment Chief Human Resource Ocer Tracy Johnson had good news to give Keller ISD board members Oct. 23 about the district’s retention and recruit- ment eorts for teachers. The details Johnson said not only are all general class- room teaching vacancies lled, but the teacher turnover rate is steady and low at 7.8%, which is lower than the state’s 16% average. Furthermore, 77 new teachers were referred to the district by existing employees. “We’re substantially lower than the state average and we’re getting referrals—that tells me we’re doing a good job,” Place 5 trustee Chris Coker said. On the other hand While classroom stang is at full capacity,

Northwest ISD to extend school day The school day will extend by ve minutes in the 2024-25 school year for all Northwest ISD schools. In a nutshell According to an Oct. 26 district news release, NISD school days will extend to add enough time to absorb an additional two days of school closures. The move was made based on feedback from families during inclement weather closures in previous academic years. Adding minutes only extends the duration of the school day. It will not add new school days to the calendar, the release stated. Next school year, elementary schools will end their days ve minutes later while mid- dle and high schools will begin ve minutes earlier each day.

The teacher turnover rate in Keller ISD is steady at 7.8%, which is lower than the state’s 16% average.


Johnson reported other sectors of employment in the district have vacancies. However, many of the vacancies this year are lower than last year. She also pointed out the district’s bench strength when it comes to substitute teachers, with 850 substitutes in the pool. “There are over 200 [substitutes] in the pipe- line for processing,” Johnson said.

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