Towns call out for kindy teachers

Neighbouring towns Taroom and Theodore desperate search for kindy teachers

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Theodore Kindy has 19 enrolled students for 2020 but is in need of a teacher.

Theodore Kindy has 19 enrolled students for 2020 but is in need of a teacher.

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Taroom and Theodore call out for kindy teachers

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Two neighbouring towns, Theodore and Taroom are desperate to find kindergarten teachers for 2020.

Both towns require a part-time teacher to meet their childcare and kindergarten needs for five days a fortnight.

Despite these towns being just one hour apart, the Education Department cannot create a full-time position to share the two jobs because they are in different education regions

Vice president of Theodore Kindergarten and Childcare Centre, Liz McIntyre said they have been working hard with Lady Gowrie and the Education Department over the past two years trying to find a suitable replacement.

"The concern is, it will be almost impossible to find a teacher willing to accept the job offered as it is - we have been trying for well over a year," Ms McIntyre said.

Member for Callide, Colin Boyce said that telling parents they can't have a kindy teacher because they aren't in the same education region is bureaucracy gone mad.

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