HUDSONVILLE, Michigan (WZZM) - We've reported on the challenges of educators looking for a job in West Michigan.
But, Hudsonville Schools had a number of openings thanks to retirement and increased enrollment.
More than 500 students will soon head back to school at Georgetown Elementary. Among those greeting them back is Toby Jurewicz. "I'm really excited to get started on things," he says. Jurewicz is one of 23 teachers who was able to land a job this school year. "Hudsonville, in particular, is lucky. Not only are they not laying off teachers, but they're hiring teachers. It's one of the few that I know of so I count myself lucky for being able to teach in a district like that," he says.
It's a district he's familiar with. That's because he's a 2001 Hudsonville graduate.