By John Lanier

Transylvania Has Three Barriers To Attracting, Keeping Teachers


Last updated 2/20/2019 at 3:02pm

A trifecta of limited affordable housing, few good job opportunities for spouses and limited infant care options make it difficult to recruit and retain teachers, Brian Weaver, senior director of human resources of Transylvania County Schools, told the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening.

“Those are three questions I really have a hard time answering in a positive light,” said Weaver of recruiting new teachers.

Weaver said that when he attends job fairs, he highlights the positive aspects of working in Transylvania County Schools: the local supplement, a tuition reim...

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