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Fort Worth ISD Trying To Hire Teachers From Oklahoma

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Fort Worth ISD has placed billboards in major Oklahoma cities in hopes of recruiting teachers across state lines for higher-paying jobs.

Billboards were revealed Monday in Norman, Tulsa, Stillwater and Oklahoma City.

FWISD billboard
FWISD billboard

The Fort Worth Independent School District is funding the billboards, which say, "Your future is in a Fort Worth classroom — teacher starting salary $52,000."

Fort Worth district spokesman Clint Bond says the campaign is a means to tap into a pool of quality teachers and show that Fort Worth has something to offer.

Norman Public Schools Superintendent Nick Migliorino says competition from neighboring states isn't new. He says Oklahoma has a ways to go before it can compete in the market for teachers.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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