ERIC Number: ED166816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Absenteeism. Professional Staff Absence Study.
Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Inc., Harrisburg.
This study is intended as an aid to administrators who want to develop absenteeism policies that produce cost-efficient methods of staffing during teacher absences. Undertaken during the school year 1977-78, this project is the most comprehensive study of its kind in the state of Pennsylvania. Its first purpose--to explore the basic characteristics and patterns of staff absences--showed that the average teacher was absent a total of 8.2 days during the school year. Its second purpose--to assess the economic impact related to staff absences--indicated that the dual payment to the teacher and a replacement almost doubles the cost of a day's work for the school district. Finally, the report ends by recommending alternatives to current staffing practices that would benefit the total educational program for students. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Teacher Attendance
Pennsylvania School Boards Association, 412 North Second Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101 ($3.00; 10% discount for 10 or more copies)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Inc., Harrisburg.