Priorities in public education

This from the classifieds of our local paper:
JOHNSON COUNTY SCHOOLS.  Johnson County, where our Number “One” Priority is Classroom Teachers, is Moving Forward in hiring certified teachers for the 2004-2005 school year.
Leaving out issues of capitalization and the use of quotation marks, their number one priority is the teachers?  I understand valuing your employees, but I had this impression that the number one priority of a school was to educate the students. 
“Has something changed since I was in the public school system?” he asked, tongue-in-cheek.

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