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HHB Class Size Monitoring

Adopted: December 4, 2001 Amended October 24, 2011

Policy

The Board of Trustees believes that the composition of the class, the subject area, and the class size are factors that affect the educational process.

The Board of Trustees directs the Superintendent or designate to monitor and report class information to the Board of Trustees twice annually.

Guidelines

The delegation is directed to the Associate Superintendent Education and Administration with supportive responsibility of the school principals.

  1. The Associate Superintendent is to establish a monitoring process, and report results with recommendations including implications to the District budget to the Superin­tendent each October and February as a minimum. The Superintendent will report to the Board of Trustees each November and March.
  2. Classroom teachers are to address concerns to their principal about class size and composition when conditions warrant. Principals shall review and may discuss the teachers' concerns with the Associate Superintendent Education and Administration
  3. District principals shall report to the Associate Superintendent Education and Administration when divisional class sizes exceed the following guidelines.
    Kindergarten - 3 17
    Grades 4 - 6 23
    Grades 7 - 9 25
    Grades 10 - 12 27
  4. Associate Superintendent Education and Administration, upon notice by a district principal that class size(s) exceeds the guidelines, and/or when conditions warrants, as per guideline #3, will review the circumstances with the principal and teacher. The Associate Superin­tendent  Education and Administration will report to the Superintendent any recommendations as a consequence of the review.

References

Cross Reference:

Alberta Teachers' Association Code of Professional Conduct

GCAB Principal

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