Teaching and Nonteaching Certificated Employee Ratios; Definitions
For the purposes of this article:
(a) "Administrative employee" means an employee of a school district, employed in a position requiring certification qualifications, who does not come within the definition set forth in subdivision (c) or (d).
(b) "Classified employee" means an employee of a school district, employed in a position not requiring certification qualifications.
(c) "Pupil services employee" means an employee of a school district, employed in a position requiring a standard designated services credential, health and development credential, or a librarian credential, who performs direct services to pupils. "Pupil services employee" includes, but is not limited to, in-school librarians, school nurses, assistant in-school librarians, audiovisual personnel, counselors, psychologists, psychometrists, guidance and welfare personnel, attendance personnel, school social workers, and all other certificated personnel performing pupil-personnel, health, or librarian services.
(d) "Teacher" means an employee of a school district, employed in a position requiring certification qualifications, whose duties require him or her to provide direct instruction to pupils in the schools of that district for the full time for which he or she is employed. "Teacher" includes, but is not limited to, teachers of special classes, teachers of exceptional children, teachers of pupils with physical disabilities, teachers of minors with intellectual disabilities, substitute teachers, instructional television teachers, specialist mathematics teachers, specialist reading teachers, home and hospital teachers, and learning disability group teachers. Instructional preparation time shall be counted as part of the teacher full-time equivalent, including, but not limited to, mentor teacher or department chairperson time.
(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 457, Sec. 11.)