Proximity Learning Inc. (PLI) and Pasco County Schools (PCS) are proud to announce a new partnership, implementing virtual Science teachers within Pasco’s high school classrooms.

Land O’ Lakes, FL: Proximity Learning Inc. (PLI) and Pasco County Schools (PCS) are proud to announce a new partnership, implementing virtual Science teachers within Pasco’s high school classrooms. With PLI’s innovative virtual classroom setting and Pasco County Schools dedication to quality education, this partnership will no doubt be an exemplar in securing educational solutions through the use of a more progressive learning environment.

In the midst of a nationwide teacher shortage crisis, Pasco County Schools is partnering with PLI, a top rated virtual K-12 staffing company. An all too frequent challenge for Pasco County Schools is the realization that few to no teachers apply for employment for many of their vacancies in math and science. This shortage has benefitted a limited number of available teachers to command and accept offers in locations that are wealthier and pay higher salaries. While this is of benefit to the teachers, the net result is that many schools in more modestly funded locations remain understaffed. Pasco County struggles to find qualified teachers for many of these locations.

Pasco County Schools’ mission is predicated on the notion that all students deserve a quality education. Furthermore, PCS is not satisfied with having long term substitutes in their classrooms while they search for qualified teachers. During their attendance at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators conference, the PCS HR team, discovered a new method to temporarily staff vacancies while they continue to search for qualified candidates. The solution? Virtual K-12 Instruction. PCS implemented a virtual pilot program placing two science teachers in one of their high schools to determine if this could be a viable solution in teaching Physical Science, Environmental Science and Biology.

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