Staff Shortages as School Year Approaches

Staff Shortages as School Year Approaches
August 27, 2023

With the start of the school year just days away, school districts are still racing to complete their hiring for teaching and support staff positions.

The school district that covers Weare, Henniker and Stoddard have at least four vacant teacher positions and at least 10 open paraprofessional positions scattered across the three towns.

Vacancies tend to be worse in lower-paying school districts as teachers will leave to take a job where salaries are higher, like in Bow and Concord.

Several teachers left the Weare district for opportunities in Hillsborough or Concord, where salaries are at least $10,000 to $20,000 higher.