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New Hanover County job fair cut while board members plan trip to CA

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The annual job fair for New Hanover County schools has been cut in an effort to save money.

Dr. Susan Hahn says cutting the job fair is a big way to save money and time.

"It [the job fair] is one of our bigger expenditures - especially for the second half of the year," said Hahn.  "It's an area we thought we could save some money on."

In addition to cutting a strong venue for the hiring process of new teachers, administrators have put a stop to non-essential travel.

With all of the cuts, some people are questioning an upcoming cross-country trip for three school board members.

Nick Rhodes, Dorothy DeShields, and Elizabeth Redenbaugh have been planning a trip to San Diego for the Annual National School Boards Association Meeting.

Redenbaugh said the meeting will help build teamwork with school board members.

"To me, it is a necessary thing," said Redenbaugh.  "When you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail - and we have got to get that training."

Thousands of taxpayers dollars will send them on their training that could teach them ways to save events like the job fair and help them make tough financial decisions in the future. 

The board members will be in California from April 3-7.

While this will not be a big hiring season for teachers, the school system will have 4-5 recruiters at the UNCW Job Fair on March 9.

The school system is not recruiting any teachers from out-of-state due to expenses.

 

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