
Purpose:
Rate Increases:
Teacher rates of pay do NOT include the Teacher Support Aid (TSA) benefit. 
Early Grade 
Elementary 
JHS Title I 
JHS NonTitle I 

Class Size (pupils per class)  25  32  30  33  
Teacher Weekly Schedule for Allocation Purposes:  
Instructional Periods  25  25  25  25  
Preparation Periods  5  5  5  5  
Administrative/Professional Periods  *0  *0  *5  5  
Lunch  5  5  5  5  
Total Periods 
35 
35 
40 
40 

Additional Coverage Teacher Need  0.20  0.20  0.40  0.40  
Teachers Per Class 
1.20 
1.20 
1.40 
1.40 

PupilTeacher Ratio (PTR) 
20.8333 
26.6667 
21.4286 
23.5714 

* The BoardUFT Agreement and Personnel Memorandum No. 6R, 19992000 makes provision for additional "Professional Periods" (and the resulting reduction to instructional periods). A brief description is provided in this subsection. Please refer to the source documents for exact requirements. 
To calculate the minimum number of teachers a district requires  the Base Number of Teachers  the
enrollment is divided by the respective pupilteacher ratio. The base number of teachers multiplied by
the cost of a teacher (average teacher salary) produces the Base Allocation.
A Module 2 supporting allocation provides additional teacher positions to cover the additional periods.
To do this, the October 2000 register in eligible schools is used to estimate the number of homerooms.
The July 1985 payroll is matched to the current payroll to identify the number of teachers hired before
July 1985. The smaller of the two is assumed to be the number of teachers whose classes will require
three additional periods of coverage. The coverage teacher may teach 25 periods. So the three additional
periods is 0.12 of a full time equivalent teacher (= 3 ÷ 25).
The following chart shows how the prior year's per capita of $346 becomes the present $348. 
Derivation of the FY 2002 Per Capita:  
ITEM 
Per Capita 
CSD Amount 

Projected Register 10/01  692,933  
FY'01 Per Capita  $346.00  $239,754,818  
Scoring Exams 2  1.30  900,000  
Collective Bargaining  0.00  0.00  
Miscellaneous  0.70  485,053  
FY 2002 Supporting Per Capita  $348.00  $241,139,871 
High School Districts
High School Formula:
Register:
Weighted Curriculum Index: 
Subject Area  Class Size  Weighting Factor Computation  
Physical Education  50  34/50 = 0.68  
Minor Music  50  34/50 = 0.68  
Vocational Education  28  34/28 = 1.22  
All Other Subjects  34  34/34 = 1.00 
There is a difference in the weighting of the periods of instruction between academic / comprehensive high
schools and vocational / technical high schools. The difference is demonstrated in the following chart.
The determination of the mix of subjects is made according to a model which considers the differences
between academic and vocational high schools, visavis the number of periods of vocational education
needed to fulfill the diploma requirements over four years (8 terms). The curriculum is weighted to
accommodate class size differences. 
Curriculum Index  Program Determined Weighted Curriculum Index  
Subject Area  Academic  Vocational  Weighting Factor  Academic  Vocational  
Physical Education  0.875  0.875  0.68  0.60  0.60  
Minor Music  0.125  0.125  0.68  0.09  0.09  
Vocational Education  0.375  2.500  1.22  0.46  3.05  
All Other Subjects  5.625  4.000  1.00  5.63  4.00  
TOTAL  7.000  7.500  6.78  7.74 
Because of additional and/or unique course offerings, the curriculum index is increased for pupils attending certain specialized and categorical schools.
Base Number of Teachers: 
Base Number of Classes  =  Projected Register  ÷  Class Size 
This calculation assumes a class size of 34 pupils. However, as shown in the curriculum index
derivation there are both larger and smaller class size requirements for certain subjects. 
Teachers Per Classes  =  Curriculum Index  ÷  5 Periods of Teacher Instruction 
The base number of teachers is the number of classes multiplied by the number of teachers per class.

Base Number of Teachers  =  Base Number of Classes  x  Number of Teachers Per Class 
Expanding this formula to show the components of each factor results in the formula presented
in the FY'01 initial allocation memorandum, Section Q. 
Base Number of Teachers  = 
Projected Register Class Size 
x x 
Curriculum Index 5 Periods of Teacher Instruction 
Base, Breakage and Cut: 
Instructional Services Teacher Portion  =  Base  +  Breakage    Cut  
Instructional Services Teacher Portion  =  Base  +  Base x 0.0968    3% (Base + Base x 0.0968)  
Instructional Services Teacher Portion  =  Base  +  Base x 0.0968    Base x 0.03  Base x 0.0968 x 0.03  
Instructional Services Teacher Portion  =  Base  +  Base x (0.0968    0.03  0.0968 x 0.03)  
Instructional Services Teacher Portion  =  Base  +  Base x 0.0639  
Instructional Services Teacher Portion  =  Base  +  6.39% x Base 