Defend admin positions
Are we really overstaffed with administrators?
What we did: Gathered ten years of data on staffing levels – teachers, pupil services and administrative staff — for this district and the other 15 in their similarity set. Then we created ratios per student to make cross-district comparisons fair and visualized the results.
What they did: They learned that they had fewer administrators per pupil than similar districts and took the results to their collective bargaining team. The deep cuts made during the recession were never reversed, even though teacher positions were aggressively restored. Their bargaining team put the evidence in front of the teachers’ union, and defended the restoration of administrative positions.