The Citrus County School District is the largest employer in Citrus County, with more than 2,500 employees and counting. With more than 15,000 students in 23 schools, they could always use some additional help. 

The district will host a career fair from 8 a.m. to noon and 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the College of Central Florida conference center, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway. Attendees can apply on-site for positions as teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, food and nutritional services, custodians and more.

"We're hoping to have a good turnout," Citrus County School District assistant superintendent Jonny Bishop told the Chronicle at Wednesday morning's editorial board meeting.

Bishop added that the district has seen an increase in school bus drivers in the recent months. Currently, all bus routes are covered and the district has a pool of substitutes on hand. "It's been a long while," Bishop added.

Bishop said he believes the increase of bus drivers may have to do with the decrease in COVID-19 cases in the district, along with the return to a sense of normalcy. 

However, bus aide positions are still posted and the district has not seen much of an increase in applicants. Bishop said the district posted 30 and so far have filled six. 

Career fair attendees will be able to speak directly with department administrators and as questions. Members of the district's human resources team will also be on site to assist with the online application process.

“We know there are many people looking for something more than just a job,” Citrus County School District superintendent Sam Himmel said in a press release. “This can be your career path for the future.”

To view a list of available positions, visit tinyurl.com/4ujz6vpk. For more information, visit citrusschools.org and click the “Contact Us” button on the right-hand side or email blairl@citrusschools.org

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Hannah Sachewicz is a reporter for the Chronicle. She can be reached at 352-564-2929 or hannah.sachewicz@chronicleonline.com.

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