A shortage of teachers in northern Montana has officials worried.

Superintendents from three rural Montana districts told the Montana University Board of Regents that teachers are unwilling to relocate to northern Montana and school officials have problems filling primary and secondary school teacher positions.

According to the Havre Daily News , the superintendents told the regents that a teacher prep program at Montana State University-Northern has helped immensely.

One school official says he's looking for applicants who understand the region because many potential teachers from outside the area have a hard time adjusting to working in small schools.