# Steve Kimble FTE Administrator Leon County School District FTE TRAINING August 2009.

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Steve Kimble FTE Administrator Leon County School District FTE TRAINING August 2009

October Count FTE Annualizatio n FTE Programs

stands for FTE F ull T ime E quivalent

= FTE F ull T ime E quivalent FTEs are a primary input into the F lorida E ducation F inance P rogram

The Florida Education Finance Program is the basic funding system for local public school districts (K-12) What is the FEFP?

FTE Program Weights Other Adjustments DCD FEFP

FTE Calculations A student for FTE funding purposes, are in fundable classes for: 5 hours a day 300 minutes a day (5 hours * 60 minutes) 1500 minutes a week (5 days * 300 minutes) 180 days a year (90 days a semester) 900 hours a school year (180 days * 5 hours) A student can earn a maximum of 0.5 unweighted FTE per semester.

What happens during the regular term when the student has 30 hours of instruction per week instead of 25 hours? For funding purposes, only 25 hours are reported. The extra 5 hours are discarded. Note this on the Student/Course Verification List Report (FTJOB67P)

One FEFP program may consist of several instructional activities (courses) FEFP Program Category Instructional Activity (Science) Instructional Activity (History) Instructional Activity (Math) Instructional Activity (English)

10 FEFP Programs 10 FEFP Programs Basic Education 101 K-3 102 4-8 103 9-12 ESE Basic 111 K-3 112 4-8 113 9-12 130 ESOL/ELL300 Career Education 254 & 255 ESE Levels IV & V

FEFP Programs Are Divided Into Two Program Groups GROUP 1 GROUP 2 and

GROUP 1 INCLUDES ESE Basic 111 K-3 112 4-8 113 9-12 Basic Education 101 K-3 102 4-8 103 9-12

GROUP 2 INCLUDES 130 ESOL/ELL 300 Career Education 254 & 255 ESE Levels IV & V

Q. Why does it matter what group a program is in? A. Programs in Group 2 are capped by the Legislature.

The districts appropriated total group 2 weighted FTE (WFTE) is our cap. Any actual Group 2 WFTE over this total is only funded at a weight of 1.0 by the state. Caps are applied to total Group 2 Weighted FTE, not individual programs within Group 2.

What Are Program Weights? The Basic Education Grades 4-8 program 102 category weight is always 1.000.The Basic Education Grades 4-8 program 102 category weight is always 1.000. All the other program weights are set relative to that weight based on average prior year expenditures.All the other program weights are set relative to that weight based on average prior year expenditures.

2009-2010 Program Categories and Weights 101 Basic Education Grades K-31.074 102 Basic Education Grades 4-81.000 103 Basic Education Grades 9-121.033 111 Basic ESE Grades K-31.074 112 Basic ESE Grades 4-81.000 113 Basic ESE Grades 9-121.033 130 ESOL/ELL1.124 254 ESE support level IV3.520 255 ESE support level V4.854 300 Career Education1.050

Weighted FTE Weighted FTE for a program category = the FTE times the cost factor (weight). Example: If you have 100 UFTE in Program 113, the weighted FTE is calculated as follows: 100 UFTE x 1.033 = 103.3 Weighted FTE.

Are all instructional programs eligible for FTE funding through the FEFP? No. For example, Voluntary and School Readiness PreK students are funded through other funding sources.

Also….... Adult programs are funded through Workforce Development Program Funds.

DJJ FTE DJJ FTE DJJ students are provided a maximum of 250 instructional days.

DJJ FTE DJJ FTE DJJ facilities can provide up to 20 days of teacher planning days, leaving a minimum of 230 instructional days.

DJJ FTE DJJ FTE Surveys 2 & 3 always have 90 days of instruction each for all schools (180 total days). DJJ facilities with 240 days of instruction would have 60 total days (240-180) of instruction during the summer surveys (surveys 1 & 4 both at 30 days of instruction). DJJ facilities with 230 days of instruction would have 50 total days (230-180) of instruction during the summer surveys (surveys 1 & 4 both at 25 days of instruction).

Is an ESE student counted in ESE support level for summer term instruction? Only if the student is also a DJJ client. Remember, within the FEFP, only DJJ clients earn FTE for summer term instruction.

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