Teaching is an important job, but school districts in the north country and across the state are finding fewer people are going into teaching.
That makes it hard for school districts to fill open positions.
South Lewis Central School Superintendent Doug Premo says over the last five to six years, he's seen a decline in the overall applications the school district receives.
"We used to get 100 to 200 applications," he said, "and now if we get 5 to 10 applications, we're doing good in that area."
7 News reporter Amanda Corna explains how and why this problem began in part one of her special report.
It airs Tuesday on 7 News This Evening at 6 p.m.