Where Did Reductions in Staffing Occur in Texas Public Schools? PDF Print E-mail

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This article provides insights into where the reductions in public school staffing occurred across the vast Texas landscape in school year 2011-2012 compared to the prior school year.  We are going to focus on the three categories of employees that accounted for a majority of the reductions in staff, which are teachers, educational aides and auxiliary staff. 

 

Student Enrollment

Let's begin by putting staffing reductions in context by reviewing public school student enrollment growth and decline patterns across Texas.  The map below shows the percent increase and decrease in enrollment by school district from school year 2008-2009 to 2011-2012.  The map helps illustrate the uneven pattern of enrollment growth and decline in various geographic areas. 

 

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Source: TEA Standard Reports, PEIMS Data reported to Texas Education Agency

 

Teachers

Now let's review changes in the number of teachers employed in Texas school districts in school year 2011-2012 compared to the prior school year.  As explained in the map below, the majority of the reductions in teachers occurred in certain urban and in adjacent suburban school districts.  Also teachers were cut from school district payrolls in many school districts across Texas. 

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Source: TASBO eFACTS+, PEIMS Data reported to Texas Education Agency

 

Educational Aides

Next let's review changes in the number of educational aides employed in Texas school districts in school year 2011-2012 compared to the prior school year.  As explained in the map below, educational aides were cut from school district payrolls in large numbers in certain urban and adjacent suburban school districts.  Like the pattern for teachers in the map above, educational aides were cut from school district payrolls in many school districts across Texas. 

 

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Source: TASBO eFACTS+, PEIMS Data reported to Texas Education Agency

 

 

Auxiliary Staff

We will now review changes in the number of auxiliary staff employed in Texas school districts in school year 2011-2012 compared to the prior school year.  As explained in the map below, auxiliary employees were cut from school district payrolls in many school districts in South Texas and in certain urban and adjacent suburban areas. 

 

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Source: TASBO eFACTS+, PEIMS Data reported to Texas Education Agency

 

Total Staff 

Finally, let's review where over 25,000 staff in total were cut from school district payrolls across Texas in school year 2011-2012 compared to the prior school year.  Very few school districts were spared from staffing cuts in spite of the 65,000 increase in enrolled students. 

 

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Source: TASBO eFACTS+, PEIMS Data reported to Texas Education Agency

   

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Abbreviation:

FTEs - Full-Time Equivalents