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Most Recent Federal Numbers Show Eight Local Districts Employed More Non-Teachers Than Teachers

If you missed our story, New Study: Number of Administrators Grew Faster Than Number of Students in Kansas & Missouri, you can read it HERE.

Curious about how the number of teachers in your district compares with the number of administrators and other non-teaching staff? The most recent statistics available were reported by the public schools to the federal government’s National Center for Education Statistics in 2009.

Eight out of 28 districts located in the Kansas City metropolitan area employed more non-teachers than teachers in the year that saw the start of the Great Recession. Those districts were Turner in Kansas as well as Fort Osage, Independence, Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, North Kansas City and Raytown in Missouri.

Numbers of non-teaching staff likely will be lower in future reports, because of budget cuts due to the effects of the recession.

Data compiled by the KC Education Enterprise based on information from the National Center for Education Statistics

Data compiled by the KC Education Enterprise based on information from the National Center for Education Statistics


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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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