ERIC Number: ED140459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Guidelines for School Staffing Ratios. ERS Report.
Stemnock, Suzanne K.
Since early in this century educators have been proposing staffing formulas they believe will facilitate educational quality. The resulting guidelines represent a wide range of recommendations--from the possible to the utopian. School boards, teachers' groups, administrators, consultants, and taxpayers thus have a range of choices among the recommendations presented herein. In any situation, however, three factors will affect their choices of guidelines: the needs of the pupils, the availability of qualified personnel, and the funds available. This report contains no concise summary of low, high, and/or typical recommendations for each position. Several factors make it impossible to compare accurately and fairly the recommendations within the 32 tables--various measures are used in the ratios; the titles used to group information may not represent comparable responsibilities; because it is not always known whether a given ratio represents the author's recommendation for minimum, adequate, or optimum staffing, dissimilar ratios might be compared; and recommended ratios are influenced by the supply of educational personnel and the prevailing practices. A bibliography is included. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Assistant Principals, Bibliographies, Clerical Workers, Elementary Education, Food Service, Guidelines, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Kindergarten, Librarians, Middle Schools, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Principals, Ratios (Mathematics), School Nurses, School Secretaries, Student Teacher Ratio, Superintendents, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.