Friday, April 03, 2009

09/10 Town budget - teacher & student school stats

Following last night's meeting, I thought it would be worthwhile to review some history of the school system's student / staff ratios. Here you see student enrollment - peaking in 2003/04, then trending down:Here are the approved staffing levels per the June 2005 Board of Ed adopted school budget for the 2005/06 school year:And here are the actual staffing levels per the January 2009 Board of Ed approved school budget proposal:I'm uncertain why the "actual" staffing levels changed for the 2005/06 school year. I venture a guess that between June 2005 and September 2005 there were some additional teacher retirements that relieved budgetary constraints and allowed for higher-than-approved staffing levels. Again though, that's just a guess.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

Why would the food service staff be included in the numbers when they're a self supported program? There are more than 23.62 of them also. Probably more like 40.

tim white said...

The 23.62 would be Full Time Equivalents. Is it 40 FTEs? Or 40 people employed, including part-time?

Anonymous said...

This is typical of Florio.
Hide the facts that we have 12 more teachers now then we did in 2003/04 with 220 less students.

What is the reason for the large increase in Instructional Assistans/Aides? Went from 81 in 2004/05 to 101. So we not only need more teachers to hanle less students but we also need more aides?

It is time to stop the ridiculous spending.

Tim, can you show us how we compare with other towns in terms of Student/Teacher ratio and what our test scores are for the past 6 years? Just curious to see if the scores have gotten better with the additional staffing.

tim white said...

I don't have the time to research and compile such information, but it's all out there on the web probably.

For instance, take a look at this

tim white said...

And if you're unaware of how to refine your google search, go to advanced search. Then include search criteria, such as a particular website or timeframe.