Renton School District
Qualified teachers in every classroom.
Renton School District’s mission is for each student to graduate with options, fully prepared to participate in our democracy. Finding, hiring and retaining great teachers are the first steps toward achieving their mission of preparing students for the future.
But the Human Resources department relied on a cumbersome paper-based system to manage their recruitment and hiring. It was heavy work, tough to keep up with and time-consuming. Data on hiring trends was not readily available, and the staff had to request reports from the developer of their HR system to get it.
Not only that, but a teacher shortage in the area often left several positions unfilled at the beginning of each school year. Clearly, it was time for a change — and for Renton School District, Frontline Recruiting & Hiring was the answer.
- After implementing Frontline Recruiting & Hiring two years ago, the district has started every school year with a teacher in each classroom.
- The number of staff required to handle the administrative side of recruiting and hiring has gone from six to three.
- The district can easily recruit teachers from other areas, with about 50% of certificated staff coming from out-of-state.
“We wanted to be able to go from start to finish and have it all there, and that’s what Frontline Recruiting & Hiring has, the best system by far that could take us from one end to the other.”
— Tracy Gibbs, Recruitment and Staffing Coordinator