The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing sets standards for teacher training programs in public colleges and universities, establishes requirements for teacher credentialing, enforces professional practices and disciplines credential holders.
Although most were able to fill their positions, many offered residency programs and financial incentives to do that.
Among the 211 districts that participated in the survey, 75 percent indicated having a shortage of qualified teachers for the current school year.
If the ballot measure passes, it will likely increase the demand for bilingual teachers, who are already in short supply.
Most of California's largest school districts filled nearly all their job openings.
The district hired more than 400 teachers before school started last week.
One-fifth of California high schools will offer the course this year
Preschool teachers paid about half of what kindergarten teachers make.
The state has long struggled with a shortage of math and science teachers.
An LAO report says Legislature should avoid "broad statewide policies."
Substitutes filling in for teachers on leave would be able to stay longer.
The proposal would lift the 30-day limit on substitute teachers' classroom time.