ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish school district likely will have few faculty openings next year because it currently is overstaffed.
Although the school board will not implement a hiring freeze, interim Superintendent Gerald Woodard says current faculty will be used to fill positions left vacant by those retiring or leaving for any reason next year.
Woodard said new hires will be made if necessary.
There are 1,733.5 positions filled in the district for the 2012-13 school year -- 32 more than last year's total.
Although the district says it is overstaffed, some hiring for the current school year remains under way. The district is in the process of hiring teachers for schools that are understaffed, such as Scott M. Brame Middle School.
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