MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A science teacher at Musselman Middle School turned in his resignation Tuesday, bringing the number of teaching vacancies with Berkeley County Schools to 19, Assistant Superintendent Rick Deuell said Tuesday.
Teachers report back to school Tuesday, Aug. 23, while the first day for students is Friday, Aug. 26.
The 19 vacancies include a variety of positions, including English/language arts jobs and special education positions, Deuell said.
"We're struggling, but we're going to make it with a lot of permanent subs," Deuell said, adding that it's possible more than 50 permanent substitute teachers will be in classrooms next Friday.
Thirty-four permanent substitute teachers from last year will be returning. All permanent substitutes must have a college degree, but not all are certified. Some will be retired teachers, Deuell said.