Full Time Equivalent (FTE)

An LEA may use different time periods to qualify employees as full time. Each LEA has a definition of "full time" to determine whether an individual staff member should be given FTE status. For LEAs who have not defined this locally, report staff time and staff members who work fewer than 30 hours per week as part time. Staff who work less than full time are to be designated by the percentage of time they work. FTE for staff with multiple assignments should be split according to time in each assignment.

To report total FTE, CALPADS sums the FTE percentages entered for staff and converts using 100% as the basis (i.e. divides by 100).