EPSD Data Shows “Teacher Absences” add huge expenses to budget

East Penn School District (EPSD) Data (see data below) was supposed to show the shortages of substitute teacher availability.

But, more importantly, it rather shows the large number of full time EPSD teachers that take off every day of the school year. Highlighting why there is a so called shortage of Subs.

EPSD “Dashboard” shows 540 full time union teachers contracted  to work 192, 7Hr., twenty minute school days.

The data shows 540 full time teachers in EPSD absent a combined 4,048 days of the 83 day data period!  Every day a teacher is absent a substitute, each costing $100-$200/day, is called to replace each absent teacher.

Costing EPSD, really taxpayers, an additional $1-2million for substitutes/year

Extrapolating, over 9% or ~50 full time EPSD teachers, on average, are absent every day of their contracted 192, 7Hr., twenty minute school days!

 Data shows, on average, every teacher takes 17 “absentee” days or over 3 weeks off every 192, 7Hr., twenty minute school day of their contract year. That doesn’t include, 16 holidays and 2 snow days. Add all this together and it makes a 157/day school year, plus summers off.

The absentee range goes from 10 teachers absent a day on the first week of school, which was only a two day week, up to an amazing high of 72 teachers/day, >13% of all teachers absent, two weeks before Christmas.

  2016- Four month Data on Teacher Absences/vacancies

Teacher Absences

day/wk. out/wk. out/day %/wk.

Sub not needed Sub needed Filled Unfilled %Fill Rate
Sept.  1-3 2day/wk., 21/wk., 10/day, 1.9%avr 10 11 11 0 100%
4-10 5day wk., 111/wk., 22/day,  4.1% 37 74 74 0 100%
11-17 5day wk., 196/wk., 39/day,  7.2% 51 145 142 3 98%
18-24 5day wk., 217/wk,. 43/day, 8.0% 57 160 159 1 99%
25-30 5day wk., 272/wk., 54/day, 10.07% 63 209 203 6 97%
Month 22day/M, 817/M,  37/day,   6.7% 218 599 589 10 98%

 

 

 

Teacher Absences

day/wk. out/wk. out/day %/wk.

Sub not needed Sub needed Filled Unfilled %Fill Rate
Oct.  2-8 5day wk., 301/wk., 60/day, 11.2% 105 196 182 14 93%
9-15 5day wk., 183/wk., 36/day, 6.8% 106 77 73 4 95%
16-22 5day wk., 310/wk., 62/day, 11.5% 88 222 213 9 96%
23-29 5day wk., 291/wk., 58/day, 10.8% 79 212 200 12 94%
30-31 1day wk., 56/wk., 56/day, 10.4% 17 39 37 2 95%
Month 21day/M, 1141/M, 54/day, 10.1% 395 746 705 41 95%

 

Teacher Absences

day/wk. out/wk. out/day %/wk.

Sub not needed Sub needed Filled Unfilled %Fill Rate
Nov.  1-5 4day wk. 229/wk. 46/day 10.6% 56 173 166 7 96%
6-12 5day wk. 305/wk. 61/day 11.3% 73 232 211 21 91%
13-19 5day wk. 280/wk. 56/day 10.4% 75 205 175 30 85%
20-26 5day wk. 123/wk. 24/day 4.6% 45 78 75 3 96%
27-30 3day wk. 111/wk. 22/day 6.9% 36 75 71 2 95%
Month 23day/M 1048/M 46/day 8.4% 285 763 698 63 91%

 

Teacher Absences

day/wk. out/wk. out/day %/wk.

Sub not needed Sub needed Filled Unfilled %Fill Rate
Dec.  1-3 2day wk. 102/wk. 20/day 9.8% 29 73 72 1 99%
4-10 5day wk. 321/wk. 64/day 11.9% 91 230 207 23 90%
11-17 5day wk. 358/wk. 72/day 13.3% 97 261 222 39 85%
18-24 5day wk. 261/wk. 52/day 9.7% 77 184 166 18 90%
Vacation wk. N/A        N/A        N/A        N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Month 17day/M 1042/M 61/day 11.4% 294 748 667 81 89
83day/totals 4048 absent/83days= 49 teaches absent every day on average 1192 2856 2659 195 93%
Daily/aver ~50 teachers/day or 9.1% total teaching staff out every day 14 34 32 2 94%