Here’s a look at the job openings school districts were trying to fill this summer for certified positions, such as teachers and school counselors:

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Job openings in the Twin Falls School District, as of June 29.

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Applicants this spring for a single fourth-grade teaching job in the Twin Falls district.

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Job openings in the Jerome School District, as of June 16. That includes a third-grade teacher at Horizon Elementary, plus English, math interventionist, social studies, science, English as a second language and elective teachers at Jerome Middle and Jerome High schools.

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Applicants for a second-grade teaching job in Jerome, posted in May. One of those applicants wasn’t certified; the other was hired.

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Applicants for a third-grade teaching job in Jerome, posted in April. Five accepted other jobs, three weren’t certified, one transferred within the school district and four weren’t interested.

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Applicants for a music teacher job in Jerome, posted in March. Two weren’t certified, and one didn’t want to move to Jerome.

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Job openings in the Blaine County School District, as of June 22.

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Job openings in the Cassia County School District, as of June 23. Nine of those positions were for elementary school teachers; four for high school math, science and automated manufacturing teachers; and one for a kindergarten through 12th-grade school counselor in Oakley.

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Qualified applicant for a science teaching job at Burley Junior High School. A former school paraprofessional on an alternate route to certification was hired.

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Applicants for an English/history teaching job at Burley Junior High School. Only two returned phone calls, and both were interviewed. The teacher who was hired had let her teaching certificate lapse, but the state is giving her an interim three-year certificate.

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Applicant for a special education teaching job at Burley Junior High.

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Applicants for a special education teaching job at Cassia High School. Only four were qualified, and the position was filled by using an in-school district transfer.

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Job openings at Mountain View Elementary School in Burley. There was only one qualified applicant in total for the three positions. The school principal tracked down a second qualified applicant to hire and hired a third who’s on an alternate route to certification.

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Job openings in the Shoshone School District, as of June 20. Both are for teachers at Shoshone Middle School.

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