Our professional HR consultants conduct staffing reviews to help districts achieve optimal staffing efficiency and effectiveness.
Personnel costs represent 80 to 85 percent of a school district’s budget, which means staffing strategically is important. A TASB staffing review examines current staffing practices within the context of specific district needs and priorities, and then provides a detailed roadmap of recommendations to achieve optimal staffing efficiency and effectiveness.
HR consultants will determine a strategic approach to the district’s staffing process to ensure equitable distribution of resources, alignment with the district’s mission and vision, and an efficient process for making current and future adjustments.
The scope of a staffing review examines the following:
- Administrative support staff
- Campus instructional support staff
- Educational aides
- Clerical support staff (campus and non-campus)
- Health service staff
- Library service staff
- Athletic staff
- Special education staff
- Technology staff
- Operations and facility staff
- Safety and security staff
TASB HR staffing consultants:
- Compile a detailed inventory of current staffing by campus, class, and department.
- Compare staffing ratios per student to state averages and to a set of peer districts.
- Collect input from principals and department supervisors to understand needs and ensure accuracy of information provided.
- Examine five-year staffing change trends through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) standard report evaluation.
- Examine elementary class-size ratios for general and bilingual education classes.
- Examine secondary class size for core academic and elective subjects.
- Examine athletic coach-student loads and teaching assignments.
- Model potential cost savings with alternative staffing or master schedule alternatives.
- Compare maintenance, grounds, and custodial staffing to Association of Physical Plant Administrator (APPA) recommended standards.
- Document staffing ratios to use as a planning guide moving forward.
- Prepare an itemized list of options for reducing staff through attrition, adding or moving staff where needed, and changing instructional practices to improve efficiencies.