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School board discusses teacher vacancies, transportation efficiency

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- The Jackson-Madison County School Board met Thursday night to discuss several issues, including filling teacher vacancies within the school system.

According to school superintendent Doctor Verna Ruffin, six more teachers are being considered, each of them going through background checks.

Dr. Ruffin said after those teachers are hired, only five more teacher slots are left to fill.

"Our goal is to find five highly effective people to get in those positions that will be a really great teacher for those schools," said Dr. Ruffin.

Also, the school board approved $18,000 to hire a consulting group to audit the district's transportation system and study how it can operate more efficiently.