Frederick County Public Schools needs to hire more than 130 special educators in the next five weeks to be fully staffed by the time classes resume — something district administrators acknowledge is unlikely.The shortage is most severe among special education instructional assistants (SEIAs), whom FCPS has been struggling to recruit and retain for months. At the June 22 meeting of the Frederick County Board of Education, the district staff reported 30 SEIA vacancies. On Wednesday, they reported 97 vacancies.
FCPS short 130 special educators for 2022-23 school year
July 14, 2022