Nearly 400 Florida teacher vacancies filled by veterans, FDOE says

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — In the lead up to the start of school and a statewide shortage of teachers, Florida passed new laws allowing military veterans to fill some of the vacancies in state classrooms.

While the vacancy count shrank from over 5,000 to about 4,400 by Sept. 1, the Florida Department of Education is now reporting nearly 400 positions were filled by veterans through the new certification program.

Florida teacher vacancies down to 4,442, according to FDOE The Florida Board of Education approved the certification program for veterans at their Aug. 17 board meeting, allowing Senate Bill 896 to

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