What do you think a school’s job is? The purpose of a school is to teach a chosen curriculum to children, of course. However, this simple answer doesn’t address the sometimes complicated task of running a school. There are many jobs besides teacher and principal; such as the after school program, the non-instructional positions, and of course substitute teachers. Schools need to be able to focus on their main goal: teaching the children. But to do this effectively, they might need some help in the form of educational staffing.
Teachers make up about half of the employees in the public school system. The remaining number are the other professionals whose job is more of a supporting role to teachers. This includes counselors, nurses, administrators, after school specialists, aides, custodians, and more. All of these positions must be filled according to state laws. For example, the ratio of student to counselor is 250:1, in which a school with 251 students would need to h
Educational thinkers and experts have long made the connection between student health and educational success. It is now accepted that student health and well being are as much part of a school’s mission as education and all-round development through sports, cultural activities and the arts. To help them them in the task of improving the health status of all students, schools may find that they lack the staff and resources to address all issues. Hiring outside professionals through school staffing agencies can increase schools’ capacity to ensure the well being of their students.
Health and education go together
Leading educational thinkers and policy makers now accept that student health is essential to academic success. School health programs, i