ODESSA – Hundreds of Ector County ISD teachers are being forced to re-apply for their jobs after showing low test scores two years in a row. Now, the president of the Ector County Texas State Teachers Association, Shari Story says the stress is just too much for these teachers.
Story says the stress is so much that some of these teacher have even prescribed to anti-depressants. The school district’s superintendent says he understands the stress and will do everything to make the teachers feel comfortable.
“We don’t want to get rid of any of the teachers but we want to give them an opportunity to improve what they are doing, so that the kids can benefit from the instruction that they are getting,” said ECISD Superintendent Tom Crowe.
In all, seven ECISD schools are deemed improvement required resulting in reconstitution meaning every teacher has to re-apply for a job they already have.
“I understand the stress, I absolutely do,” said Crowe.
More than 300 teachers are currently interviewing to keep their jobs. “This was identified as a widely felt, and deeply felt issue amongst our members,” said Story.
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