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Increase in teachers leaving Brunswick County

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Officials expect an increase in the amount of teachers leaving Brunswick County Schools this year. (Source: WECT) Officials expect an increase in the amount of teachers leaving Brunswick County Schools this year. (Source: WECT)
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Officials expect an increase in the amount of teachers leaving Brunswick County Schools this year.

Human Resource Director Mark Paiser presented the retention rate during the Human Resources Committee meeting Tuesday. Paiser announced 102 teachers have resigned or retired since August.

That number is expected to go up before the start of the new school year. Paiser estimates about 20-30 more teachers will leave, which translates to about 1 in 6 teachers will leave the county this year.

"One of our goals is to make sure we put the best teacher in front of the children each and every day, but one of the challenges of meeting that goal is to hiring and retaining those teachers," Paiser explained. "Unfortunately what a lot of the departed teachers are stating is that the changes that are occurring in the they don't feel as committed to the career or profession or to following through with the profession in North Carolina."

Paiser says the turnover rate has historically been around 11 percent. This year's rate is expected to be around 18 percent.

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