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The beginning of the school year is less than a month away for thousands of students across middle Tennessee.

But do school systems have enough teachers and staff to meet the demand of the growing population?

Reporter Justin McFarland took a look at the numbers and broke them down by some of the biggest districts.

Metro Nashville Public Schools has 919 openings, according to its website.

Among those, some of the highest number of vacancies are for certified teachers or cafeteria staff. Here's how some of those numbers break down:

  • Elementary: 193
  • Middle: 174
  • High School: 134
  • Cafeteria: 96

Other big counties n the midstate are also searching for more help as the new school year nears. Both school districts in Wilson and Williamson counties are searching for multiple teachers in specific areas. Here's a breakdown of some of the highest vacancies:

Wilson County Schools Openings

  • Special Education
  • STEM Teachers
  • Math Teachers
  • Spanish Teachers

Williamson County Schools

  • School Counselor
  • Spanish Teacher
  • Criminal Justice Teacher (One opening)
  • Personal Finance Teacher (One opening)
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