Glossary Term

Education personnel

Education personnel can be organized into four main functional categories based on their primary or major functions. The classification is: 1) instructional personnel; 2) professional support for students; 3) management/quality control/administration; and 4) maintenance and operations personnel. Teaching staff (teachers) and teachers' aides are considered instructional personnel. For the purposes of the ratio of students to teaching staff, only teaching staff is taken into account.