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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on March 22, 2005 1:45 PM

Teacher job fair

Wayne County public schools will hold its annual teacher job fair on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gymnasium at Goldsboro High School. Prospective teachers can visit and learn about the programs and offerings at all 31 schools.

Human resource representatives will be available to answer questions about licensure, salary, benefits and scheduling as well as questions about lateral entry.

"Our goal is to show attendees the caliber of people they will work with as well as get a glimpse of the Wayne County area," said Ed Cromartie, assistant superintendent for human resources.

Principals from all 31 schools will be at the fair to provide a list of openings at their individual schools. On-site interviews will be conducted for prospective teachers and a temporary contract can be issued that is provisional upon a background check. Wayne County public schools offers a $2,000 sign-on bonus for certified teachers.

Family Y event

The Goldsboro Family YMCA on Parkway Drive will hold its 14th annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 2. Events are planned from11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are aimed at helping families take on a more active lifestyle.

The event showcases the Family Y's programs, which are designed to "put play in your day," said the Family Y's wellness director, Hal Warner. All the events are free.

It is part of the national organization's "Activate America" initiative that develops and implements community-based solutions to help improve health and wellness. More than 1,250 Family YMCAs will be participating across the country.

Youngster are encouraged to bring their swimsuits.

For the day, the Family Y will reduce its joining fee to $25.

For information about the event, people can call Warner at 778-8557.