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State Teachers Retirement System – Job Aid
Minimum Standards for Full-time Service

Following are the minimum standards for full-time service and compensation as provided in Education Code Section 22138.5, effective July 1, 1996.

Program Class of Employees Minimum Standard
Kindergarten thru Grade 12 Teachers and all others who work directly with pupils, such as counselors, librarians, psychologists and nurses. 175 days or 1,050 hours per year
Program managers* and principals at a school site, district office, or county office of education. 190 days or 1,520 hours per year
Other administrators at a school site or district office. 190 days or 1,520 hours per year
Administrators at a county office of education who are not included in the above classes, and whose work calendar extends beyond the period of instruction, such as deputy, assistant and associate superintendents, superintendents and directors. 215 days or 1,720 hours per year (includes school and legal holidays)
Community College Instructors and all others who are not administrators or program managers* and are employed on an hourly or annual basis. 30 teaching units per year of not less than 35 weeks in duration. (NOTE: The law does not specify minimum hours (refer to the definition of “teaching units”).
Instructors and all others who are not administrators or program managers* and are employed on a daily basis. 175 days per year
Program managers* and administrators who are not included in the following class. 190 days or 1,720 hours (including school and legal holidays pursuant to policy adopted by district board for administrators at a district office).
Adult Education Kindergarten thru Grade 12 1,050 hours per year, or 30 hours per week for 35 weeks per year.
Community College District. 30 hours per week for 35 weeks per year, or 1,050 hours per year.

* NOTE: Program managers may include individuals who serve as advisers, coordinators, consultants, or developers or planners of curricula, instructional materials or programs.

 

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