The minimum Middle & High School criteria is 1.0 FTE Certified School Librarian and 1.0 FTE Library Support Staff with a total expenditure of $31 per middle school student and $36 per high school student. The expenditure includes books & periodicals, both print & electronic. We have about 450 kids (both middle and high). For the 2009-2010 school year we are spend ing about $7,000 on print books & periodicals(including film & audiobooks), or $15.50 per student; however when we add the $8,000 and some we spend on electronic databases, that figures to an expenditure of $33 per student--right in the QEM ballpark. There is, however, room for improvement. As for staffing, we fall short in the area of support staffing as Ms. Fellows is not full time; she receives 950 hours per year which places her somewhere between .5 and .75 FTE.
Read the 2010 QEM Report on Public School Libraries