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No Vacancies at Wilson

Monday was not a good day for Woodrow Wilson High School principal Peter Cahall, who said he got calls from 30 job applicants and parents "banging down my door" about five teaching vacancies that he doesn't have.

The Post reported yesterday that five openings at Wilson were among more than 90 unfilled positions that still remain five weeks into the academic year. It was based on an internal report generated last Thursday by the D.C. school system's human resources department. School officials say that the document is outdated and that the number of vacancies is actually 42.

"I believe the issue is with HR's vacancy data base and that it is not accurate," Cahall said in an e-mail yesterday.

One teacher at Hart Middle School called yesterday to say that the HR report actually understated the number of unfilled slots, and that it was 12, not five.

Bill Turque

By Marcia Davis  |  September 30, 2008; 2:07 PM ET
Categories:  Education  
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If you've had any interaction with DCPS HR in the past, oh, I dunno...year (but probably much longer than that), you'd know there are very few people in that department capable of finding their own a55holes with a flashlight, map and GPS. The Post is lucky to even get a report...if an incorrect one. I didn't think anyone knew how to print over there.

Posted by: Anonymouse | October 7, 2008 8:45 AM | Report abuse

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