How are they resourced?
The Ministry does not count students who are attending an STP on the regular resourcing role for staffing and funding purposes but have effectively "cashed up" the resourcing and provided it via the operational funding. This will have the effect of decreasing staffing entitlements but not total resourcing. For that reason, boards should take their overall resourcing into account when deciding whether they need to disestablish teaching positions.
There will be no change to their surplus staffing process they will still be applying all their current criteria, whether the reduction is due to STP students will not come into the equation.