DETERMINING CLASS SIZE

DETERMINING CLASS SIZE


Class size is determined by the Board of Education and also must be within the parameters and conditions set forth in the teachers' contract.  A kindergarten section can have a maximum class size of 23, while 1st through 5th grades can have a class size maximum of 28 students.   We also have district Class Size Guidelines that the Board of Education expressed its desire to follow.  The guidelines call for a minimum of 15 students in K- 5 with a maximum of 23 students for grades K-2 and a maximum of 26 students for grades 3- 5.  When class size exceeds the guidelines, one or more interventions may be taken.  These interventions include:


  • Utilization of available resources and services to ensure attention to the class in question (reading teacher, occupational therapist, etc.),
  • Utilization of a certified teacher intern (a teacher enrolled in a masters program) or a teaching assistant, or
  • Creation of a new section.