Teacher Vacancy Task Force Overview
TEA establishes task force to address ongoing staffing concerns
*Given the high volume of interest we have received in the Task Force, we will not be able to accommodate all volunteers, but we will consider the ideas shared and synthesize trends for discussion with the Task Force. The deadline for submitting nominations for the additional teacher members of the Task Force was on April 1, 2022. Following the deadline, TEA staff reviewed nomination forms, interviewed candidates, and checked references. For more information on the teacher selection process for participation on the Task Force, please see the Teacher Vacancy Task Force Teacher Selection Updates presentation linked on the TVTF webpage.
Task Force Regional Representation
The Task Force is comprised of teachers and school system leaders in public education hailing from a variety of districts and geographies, and serving student populations that are representative of the diversity of Texas.
Meeting Dates and Resources
The Task Force will meet every other month for one year, with Commissioner Morath and agency leadership regularly facilitating discussions with Task Force members, while including insights gathered from experts and additional education stakeholders throughout the State of Texas.
|Date||Agenda||Presentation Decks||Summary Notes|
|March 10th, 2022||TVTF Meeting Agenda||TVTF Charge and Q&A||TVTF Launch Meeting Summary Notes|
|Challenges and Opportunities||TVTF Launch Meeting Summary Presentation|
|Certification Flexibilities and Hiring Processes|
|Overview of TEA Talent Strategy and Supports|
|Austin ISD Successful Strategies Example|
|Kenedy ISD Successful Strategies Example|
|June 2nd, 2022||TVTF Meeting Agenda||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|TEA||Frequently Asked Questions (Updated April 28th, 2022)|
|TEA||Teacher Assignment Flexibility|
|TEA||Use of Retired Teachers to Support Staffing||Webpage|
|TNTP||Addressing Teacher Shortages: Practical Ideas for the Pandemic and Beyond||External Website|
|TASB (Texas Association of School Boards)||External Website|
|TASB (Texas Association of School Boards)||7 Ways to Qualify an Uncertified Teacher||External Website|
More resources coming soon.