More than 100 teachers needed to fill vacancies in Orange County

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

Channel 9 learned Thursday that Orange County is rushing to fill more than 100 teaching positions before the start of the school year on Aug. 18.

District leaders said they're interviewing possible teachers around the clock and are confident the positions will be filled by the end of next week.

The district has already hired about 800 new teachers over the summer. Those teachers went through orientation Wednesday.

Orange County has 187 schools, which means they're down less than one teacher per school.

The district said having the vacancies is normal right before the school year. They said it happens for various reasons, including increased enrollment and teachers leaving the district over the summer.