It is within the sole discretion of the Board to determine the size of classes and to determine whether class grouping will take place. The board shall review the class sizes annually. It is the responsibility of the Superintendent to make a recommendation to the Board on class size based upon the financial condition of the District, the qualifications of and number of licensed employees, and other factors deemed relevant to the Board.
Class grouping will first be determined by creating equal class sizes/sections by grades. In Pre-K, the maximum class size is set at 20 students. In grades K-12, board approval must be attained to establish class groupings below or in excess of the following sizes. In grades K-2, the maximum class size is limited to 25 students. In grades 3-5, the maximum class size is limited to 27 students. In grades 6-8, the maximum class size is limitied to 28 students. In grades 9-12 a minimum of 10 students is necessary to offer a class and a maximum of 28 students is allowed.
Each class grouping will be made up of the same number of students within the constraints of th schedule. The next two factors used in creating class groupings are; constraints of the schedule determined by the number of sections of each class to offer and the availability of other sections of classes needed by the students within their schedule to meet graduation and scheduling requirements. Other, additional factors used to determine class groupings are; IEPs, 504s, ELL designation and male/female student breakdown. These are the next factors used to determin class groupings. The class groupings will be as proportionate as possible across all sections. Board approval is necessary when creating class regroupings that are disprortionate in any protected designation.
Reviewed: FY 2016-2017, August 15, 2016