ERIC Number: ED197444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Declining School Enrolments on Non-Certificated Staff in Ontario.
Lawton, Stephen B.; Boodoo, Gwyneth M.
Based on a sample of 12 representative school boards in Ontario, a normative method of analysis was utilized in addressing the major concerns of the study: the appropriate number of noncertified staff for a given school board, future demand for and supply of noncertified staff, and the resultant implications of such information. The study concludes that current staffing patterns in Ontario are reasonable, reflecting a growing equalization of services among boards. The researchers project a decline in demand for noncertified staff that is proportionate to the decline in enrollment but argue that noncertified staff form an important part of the school community and should be retained where possible, as an alternative to contracting out for services. Recommendations include that the weighting factor for declining enrollments be reintroduced, that changes in the grant allocation formula be announced one year in advance, that revenue wealth be distributed according to need, and that agreements with noncertified staff be negotiated on a regional basis and include pension benefits for part-time employees. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Data Analysis, Declining Enrollment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Nonprofessional Personnel, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Reduction in Force, Resource Staff, Retirement Benefits, Retrenchment, Staff Utilization
Publications Centre, Ministry of Government Services, 880 Bay St., 5th Floor, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N8 Canada (Record No. ON01431/CODE00293; $2.00 microfiche).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Declining School Enrolments in Ontario, Toronto.