28-4. Oversized Classrooms Entitled to Automatic Investigation
The BOARD shall aspire to stay within the class size limits contained within Article 28-1. Effective for the 2020-2021 school year, in the event that class sizes fall within the oversize class limits in columns 4 and 5 in the chart below, it shall trigger an automatic investigation by the Council. As set forth in Article 28-3, when setting standards and priorities, the Council may set lower limits in Priority Schools and give Priority Schools preference for remedies.
|Grade Level||Article 28-1 Class Size Limits||Oversized classes||Article 28-4 Oversized Class Limits
|Article 28-4 Oversized Class Limits
After 20-21 school year
|K||28||29-31||32+ (+4 students over)||Available money for class size reduction in 28-5 will allow for further reduction in subsequent years.|
|1-3||28||29-31||32+ (+4 students over)|
|4-8||31||32-34||35+ (+4 students over)|
|9-12||25, 28, 31*||26-31, 29-34, 32-37*||32, 35, 38 (+7, respectively)**|
*Varies by class - e.g. basic or essential classes are 25, regular 28, etc...
**Or where teacher average load is oversized by 14 students Within the funding provided for in Article 28-5:
Oversized classrooms in grades K-8 shall be addressed either by adding an instructor, or by adding a teacher assistant to each oversized class, or other remedies determined by the Council depending on space available and the number of students.
Oversized classrooms (including oversized teacher loads) at the high school level shall be addressed by adding an additional instructor, additional class sections, or other remedies determined by the Council depending on space available and the number of students.
Effective just second semester of the 2019-20 school year, a teacher assistant or instructor assistant shall be assigned to kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade classrooms that have 32 or more students enrolled. The teacher assistant or instructor assistant shall assist in core instruction and may be shared with more than one classroom. The BOARD shall observe the terms of Article 28-4 of the 2015-19 Agreement for the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year.