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As students return to classes this week, fewer schools in the district will be missing staff members thanks to a combination of improved staff retention this year as well as new recruitment methods.

Director of Instruction Dave Sloan says recruitment efforts have included participation in a province-wide teacher recruitment program as well as travelling to other towns and provinces in order to bring teachers to the Peace Region. [asset|aid=215|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Dave Sloan – Recruitment Regions_1_Pub.mp3] Sloan says the district has also benefitted from the influx of new workers into town. [asset|aid=216|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Dave Sloan – Teacher Spouses_1_Pub.mp3] Sloan also credits SD60 teachers for a successful recruitment year, saying their word-of-mouth reccomendations of the Peace Region have brought other teachers to the district.

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