How do top schools fill openings without listing job availabilities and getting swamped with candidates? I'm not sure. But it seems to happen all the time, based on comments and emails like this one from a reader: "I interviewed yesterday for an English opening at Payton (didn't get it) and also was tipped off about an opening at Lincoln Park HS (which the department chair said they just filled). Neither of these jobs was posted on the district website, yet others are. I was under the impression that schools have to post the openings." Also, while we're on the topic of hiring, does it really cost a school anything more to hire a veteran teacher? I was under the impression that the district gave schoosl teacher slots and average salary costs but that the true actual costs weren't absorbed by the schools but rather averaged across the district. Please fill me in.
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