In a special meeting on Oct. 22, the district reviewed labor statistics from May 22 to Sept. 16. FISD had 857 resignations out of 8,070 staff members during that time, according to a presentation given by Chief Human Resources Officer Pamela Linton.
FISD teachers had a turnover rate of 12% with 526 teachers out of 4,471 resigning. Linton said resignations align with a nationwide “great resignation,” and cited information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In May, 3.9 million people quit their jobs in confidence that they could find a better job elsewhere, according to the bureau, and 10.1 million job openings were reported.
Linton said that Frisco ISD still maintains a relatively low turnover rate even during a difficult time of COVID-19 and higher-than-normal employee departures across the nation. She said the teacher turnover rate is roughly 2%-3% higher than normal, but it is not a surprise.
“I will tell you that the turnover rate for teachers is higher than we had in the past, but it was to be expected,” Linton said. “It absolutely was to be expected with everything that was going on.”
For FISD's new hires, the district brought on a total of 966 employees, according to Linton. A total of 714 of the new hires were professional employees, while the other 252 were auxiliary staff.
The majority of FISD's new hires in this timeframe were 613 teachers. Linton said.
“We hired about the same amount,” Linton said in reference to the district’s turnover. “The hiring didn't change. It's just the nature of what happened that changed.”
Out of all new hires, FISD hired 49 former Plano ISD employees—the most out of any school district from which employees came—from May 22 to Sept. 16. Trailing behind PISD was Dallas ISD at 25 and Lewisville ISD at 21.