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Schools use incentives to entice education pros; pay raises also needed

Program attacks teacher shortage

GREENVILLE — Business communities in Mississippi have endorsed a housing assistance program to entice teachers to rural school districts but not enough people are aware of it, community leaders say.

Paul Artman, mayor of Greenville, said there is a critical shortage of teachers in the city and throughout the Delta.

“Any type of incentive program will help us a great deal,” Artman said. “Education is viewed as extremely important to the business community and we welcome and support programs that support education. We need to get the word out about it, though. Many business leaders may be unaware of the program and its many benefits.”

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