Class Size. When CONTRACTOR is a nonpublic school, CONTRACTOR shall ensure that class size shall not exceed a ratio of one teacher per fourteen (14) pupils. Upon written approval by an authorized XXX representative, class size may be temporarily increased by a ratio of 1 teacher to sixteen (16) pupils when necessary to provide services to pupils with disabilities. For any billing period where the class size has exceeded sixteen (16) pupils for five consecutive school days, the CONTRACTOR shall have a 10% decrease in its approved daily rate for those LEA pupils that exceeded sixteen (16), for those days (over five). In the event a nonpublic school is unable to fill a vacant teaching position responsible for direct instruction to students, and the vacancy has direct impact on the California Department of Education Certification of that school, the nonpublic school shall develop a plan to assure appropriate coverage of student by first utilizing existing certificated staff. The nonpublic school and the LEA may agree to one 30 school day period per contract year where class size may be increased to assure coverage by an appropriately credentialed teacher. Such an agreement shall be in writing and signed by both parties. This provision does not apply to a nonpublic agency. CONTRACTOR providing special education instruction for individuals with exceptional needs between the ages of three and five years, inclusive, shall also comply with the appropriate instructional adult to child ratios pursuant to California Education Code sections 56440 et seq.
Class Size a) When CONTRACTOR is a nonpublic school, CONTRACTOR shall ensure that class size shall not exceed a ratio of one teacher per fourteen (14) pupils. Each classroom with 2 or more students shall be assigned at least one paraprofessional. Upon written approval by an authorized XXX representative, class size may be temporarily increased by a ratio of 1 teacher to sixteen (16) pupils when necessary to provide services to pupils with disabilities. For any billing period where the class size has exceeded sixteen (16) students for five consecutive school days, the CONTRACTOR shall have a 10% decrease in its approved daily rate for those LEA students that exceeded sixteen (16), for those days (over five).
Class Size. The parties recognize that optimum school facilities for both student and teacher are desirable to insure the high quality of education that is the goal of both the Association and the Board. It is also acknowledged that the primary duty and responsibility of the teacher is to teach and that the organization of the school and the school day should be directed toward insuring that the energy of the teacher is primarily utilized to this end.
Class Size. The School Committee and the Association recognize that class size is an important factor in good education and will, whenever possible, subject to space availability, budget constraints, and all other educational considerations insure that class size is effective for instruction. However, the final decisions as to class size will be made by the School Committee in the best interests of all. Preference for smaller class size will be given to grades K-4.
Class Size. The parties agree that class size optimums are established and that said optimums are set in accordance with the unit allocation formulas indicated in the "Handbook for Computing Unit Allocations to Schools", adopted yearly, such that the number of students shown in the allocation formulas shall be deemed the optimum class size per certified teacher for all applicable categories and positions. The parties recognize that class size has an impact on the educational process. Where there is an indication by the administration or Union that individual class size problems exist, they will be brought to the attention of the Superintendent for review and action, as appropriate. The Board agrees to monitor class size at each school site the Friday of the second week of school for students and each Friday thereafter up to October 1, at which time a pre-final XXXXX shall be distributed and shared with the Union. The parties further agree that these monitoring and adjustment procedures shall apply to all programs, including physical education, art, music, exceptional education, bilingual, and any other instructional programs. The Board and its administrative staff agree to respond expeditiously to the Union regarding specific instances of class size overloads when brought to the attention of designated M-DCPS administrative officials.
Class Size. During the life of this Agreement, the District will employ staff as funds permit to maintain or reduce the existing staffing ratio. At comprehensive high schools a committee consisting of a school's department chairpersons shall advise the Principal in the development of a school's initial master schedule relative to size of classes. The District will strive to maintain a 32-1 ratio in core classes. There is an ongoing effort to balance classes per section with this ratio. CORE Classes (English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science) will be capped at a maximum of 36 pupils per section. Should the teacher have a class over 36 pupils, the teacher will receive a stipend of $225 per student, per semester for each student over 36 in each section taught. The District will strive to maintain a 46 – 1 ratio in Physical Education classes. Should the teacher have a class roster over 50 pupils, the teacher will receive a stipend of $225 per student, per semester for each student over 50. The number of students in a class shall not exceed the number of workstations in the facility used for the class, except with the written consent of the instructor. (example: computer labs, science labs, etc.) Class rosters will be confirmed on the 11th school day of each semester for Core and Physical Education classes. Teachers who have class sizes in excess of the above totals will be compensated for the entire semester regardless if the student caseload then drops at a later date in the semester. If a teacher’s official roster exceeds the above totals at any point beyond the 11th day of the semester, following a 10 day grace period, the teacher will be compensated for the entire semester. Teacher’s Aides will not count toward class size or official roster totals. If the District adds a section to a site within the semester to obtain the District Staffing Ratio in a particular subject and grade level, then the employee will not receive a stipend in accordance with this article. (Board Approved 12/17/19) During the District staffing process (typically spring) the District administration will confer with SSEA regarding the status of staffing for the upcoming school year. The Principals shall consult with the Department Chair, where appropriate, and make assignments of staff. The District shall allocate staff to each school based on the District staffing ratio. Independent Study Teaches class size and/or student ratio will be based on guidelines set forth in EC 51745.6. (Board A...