Alpine School District facing critical staff shortage as school year kicks off

Alpine School District is looking to fill nearly 100 support staff positions as the school year opens up on August 20, 2018. (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) — Alpine School District is facing a shortage right now when it comes to support workers. In fact, they have about 200 open positions.

Those roles include openings for nutrition workers, custodial workers, special education paraprofessionals and bus drivers.

One school that is really impacted by the bus driver shortage is Vista Heights Middle School, where drivers are now making double runs in the morning and afternoon.

Parents described the scene outside the school this afternoon as "chaos." Part of the problem is due to construction in and around that particular school, which of course slows everything down.

But the sheer speed at which the district is expanding is the real crux of the problem. Houses are continually going up and the district is adding 1,200 students every year.

They’re asking anyone who even needs a part time position to apply, and they can try to work around your schedule. More information about the job openings can be found on the district's web site.

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