Governor Herbert pleads for retired teachers to return to the classroom

Local News

SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – More than half of Utah teachers only stay in the classroom for about five years.

Governor Herbert and Envision Utah pled Wednesday for teachers with the training and expertise to come back to the classroom and help with our teacher shortage. 

State leaders said they understand the reasons teachers leave are numerous but believe many could be solved or helped with better funding in classrooms.

Governor Herbert said that the clear option for Utahns is to vote ‘yes’ on Ballot Question Number 1, or the gas tax

Envision Utah invites retired teachers to fill out a brief survey to see what it would take for districts to get them back into the classroom. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.