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606.1 Class Size - Class Grouping

Code No. 606.1

CLASS SIZE - CLASS GROUPING

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 school district, the qualifications of and number of licensed employees, and other factors deemed relevant to the board.

Draft: Proposed addition to policy

The following are recommended class size guidelines to be used as a target for the purpose of planning class groupings based upon enrollment and student need by grade level or course.     These guidelines will be used to determine if there is a need to split a class section or reduce a class section.    This is only a target, and other considerations may impact either a smaller or larger class size such as special education, band, choir, or other courses in which safety may be a factor.    

Kindergarten through Grade 3:  Ranging from 18-23

Grade4: Ranging from 21-26

Grade 5: Ranging from 22-27

Grades 6,7,8: Ranging from 24-28

Grades 9-12: Ranging from 24-30

Legal Reference:     
Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 280.3 (2013).

Cross Reference:     
606.6 Insufficient Classroom Space

Approved  2/8/17
Grinnell-Newburg School District, Grinnell, IA