Staffing your summer program is a big job. Besides teachers, you likely need support staff, site leaders and a variety of specialists. Determine staffing needs in the fall and begin recruitment in early winter.
Be realistic: Use historic no-show and attendance rates, not enrollment figures, to accurately project the number of staff needed for the summer program.
Cover your bases: Develop a site staffing model to ensure that critical functions related to attendance, professional development, behavior management, enrichment, instruction, meals and transitions are covered.
Aim high: Develop selective hiring procedures with the union to ensure you can hire the most qualified teachers.