Odessa so many jobs, so few rentalsOdessa so many jobs, so few rentalshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=67672014-05-12T14:15:00Z2013-07-23T00:00:00Z

ODESSA - Ector County Independent School District (ECISD) passed a balanced $211 million budget that added 28 new positions atop the nearly 4,000 within the district: 60 teachers, 14 administrators, four police officers, four support staff and six administrative professionals/special teaching staff.

More than 250 job openings are currently listed on ECISD’s website, 100 of which are teaching openings.

A starting teaching salary is $45,000 annually with a $2,000 incentive if the teacher remains through the school year. However, the problem persists for teachers in the Permian Basin: finding a place to live.

Monthly rent continues to rise in the Permian Basin, from $568 a month for an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment in 2011 to $779 in 2013, according to the latest Chamber of Commerce annual apartment survey.

Additionally, ECISD voters passed a $129.75 million bond that will build three new elementary schools on the west and north sides of Odessa, where most of the growth has occurred in the past five years.

Odessa American
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