HOUSTON -

The Houston Independent School District has announced that it is accepting teacher applications for the fall.

The district is looking to fill 276 teaching positions.

The positions came open after the loss of teachers due to voluntary resignations and retirements.

Vacancies exist in all teaching areas, with the greatest need in critical shortage areas, including bilingual, Spanish, secondary math, secondary science, and special education areas such as Autism, Life skills and the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities.

Anyone interested is encouraged to apply by July 31.