By Bill Hicks
The Fairfield-Suisun School District on Saturday morning hosted a recruitment fair in hopes of getting ahead of the curve for the 2015-16 school year.
Nearly 500 applicants turned out for the event, seeking both credentialed and classified positions within the district. This was the second recruitment event of its kind the district has hosted this school year. The district hopes events like these can help them prepare for a more prosperous future.
“It’s been a real success for what we’re trying to accomplish,” said Assistant Superintendent Robert Martinez.
Part of what the district is trying to accomplish is to be on the leading edge of an anticipated rebound for school districts statewide. In previous school years, many districts across the state faced difficult choices in light of budget shortages, including the elimination of extracurricular programs, teacher layoffs and even school closures. These constraints forced many new teachers and teaching candidates to seek alternative professional fields. As a result, while there might now be a need or desire to replace many of these lost resources%