Hiring Fair Cancelled Until Further Notice

The Abilene ISD is hiring, and those interested in going to work for one of the city’s largest employers can explore employment opportunities within the district at the AISD Hiring Fair, set for Saturday, March 21, at Johnston Elementary School.

With approximately 75 positions throughout the district available, AISD officials will be interviewing for teachers, bus drivers and other potential employees at the event, which will start and 10 a.m. and go through noon. Each participant will be eligible for door prizes and coffee and light snacks will be provided.

Interviews for certain positions will be conducted on site and offers will be made to teachers for the 2020-21 school year. Last August, the AISD Board of Trustees approved a $47,000 first-year teacher salary, the largest in the Big Country. The board also approved as much as an 8-percent pay raise for teachers, librarians, counselors and nurses (RNs), one of the largest raises by percentage in the state.

The district will also be handing out signing bonuses to new teachers in high-need areas. Those teachers will find a class-size reduction plan in place at the elementary school level of 18:1 (kindergarten), 20:1 (first grade) and 21:1 (second grade). Those first-year teachers will also be involved in a first-year mentoring program.

The AISD is opening two new elementary campuses in 2020-21 (Austin Elementary in August 2020 and Taylor Elementary in January 2021) and a third (Dyess Elementary) in August 2021. The LIFT — which will house ATEMS High School and the district’s CTE programs — is set to open in August 2021 as well.