One-hundred new teachers, staff and administrators will be joining the Palo Alto school district this fall, continuing a rising trend in new hires over the last few years.
Though this year's 100 new hires are not a historical high for the district -- Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Scott Bowers said there were likely larger cohorts in the 1980s or 1990s -- it is 21 more than were hired last year, and 13 more than the 2014-15 school year, according to Bowers.
The bulk of the new teachers, 39, are going to the district's two high schools. The middle schools will have 26 new teachers and the elementary schools, 27.
Two staff are also joining the district office as Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSAs). There are also new administrators, psychologists and counselors throughout the district.