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The Frontier Central School Board, in the midst of a summer hiring flurry, will meet again Wednesday morning to hire more teachers.

"We hope to have about 98 percent of it done by the next board meeting," Superintendent Gary Cooper said.

The School Board is hoping to hire most of its teachers before July 1 because those hired after June 30 are subject to the provisions of new state legislation that require new teachers to be fingerprinted and have background checks completed.

"They're telling us it takes about six weeks," Cooper said.

Frontier and other districts in the past have had their hiring blitz in August, but if they waited until August this year, the background checks might not be completed in time to allow the teachers to start working at the beginning of school in September.

Cooper said there will be 50 new teachers and staff starting in September at Frontier, filling 27 new positions, as well as those left vacant by retirements, teachers leaving the district and those on long-term leaves of absence.

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