Edmond Schools plans to spend $2.1 million to fund additional positions to address student population growth, class sizes and mental health needs of students.
“Based upon an improving state economy and current education budget discussion in the legislature, we feel comfortable funding several positions which are vital to address the growth that we continue to experience in our district,” said Superintendent Bret Towne.
The district has openings for 13 new elementary teachers, nine new middle school teachers, nine new high school teachers, 10 special education teachers and four teacher assistants. First-year teachers in Edmond earn $40,000 a year. Edmond Schools also pays the entire retirement contribution for all of its employees.
Additionally, the district plans to add three counselors at the district’s highest enrollment elementary schools. “It has been a goal of ours for some time to add more counselors at the elementary level who will be instrumental in assisting our youngest students with mental health issues as well as behavioral issues brought about by trauma,” explained Towne.
The district’s additional needs will be funded once the legislature passes the 2019 budget sometime this month.
“We are very hopeful that there might be another $1 to $2 million available, once the education budget is complete, to fund the next level of needs “
Individuals interested in the above-mentioned positions should apply here: