EPS by the numbers: Teachers

Essential Programs and Services funding model
Model component: Student/teacher ratio*

EPS model's student/teacher ratio for K-8: 17:1
EPS model's student/teacher ratio for 9-12: 15:1

Maine's K-8 students (2006-07): 132,338
Maine's 9-12 students (2006-07): 61,648

K-8 teachers allowed under EPS model: 7,785
9-12 teachers allowed under EPS model: 4,110

Total number of teachers allowed under EPS model: 11,895

Number of teachers in Maine (2006-07): 16,826

Number of teachers who are superfluous under EPS model: 4,931
Ratio of teachers who are superfluous under EPS model: three out of ten

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