Roane County Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

2312 - CLASS SIZE

The Board of Education requires that class sizes be determined with reference to instructional quality, economy of operation, State laws and policies of the West Virginia Board of Education.

Pursuant to State law, the Board shall provide sufficient personnel to ensure that each classroom does not exceed the enrollment guidelines in the chart below.

Each school principal shall assign students equitably among the classroom teachers, taking into consideration reasonable differences due to subject area and/or grade levels.

Any kindergarten teacher who has more than twenty (20) students per session and any classroom teacher of grades 4 through 6 who has more than twenty-five (25) students shall be paid additional compensation based on the affected classroom teacherís average daily salary divided by twenty (20) for kindergarten teachers or twenty-five (25) for teachers grades 4 through 6 for every day times the number of additional students enrolled up to the maximum students permitted in the teacherís classroom. All such additional compensation shall be paid from District funds exclusively.

Maximum Teacher Student Ratios

Grade

Maximum Enrollment

Exceptions

Pre-K

One Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher is required

20

0

Includes classrooms having two or more grades that includes Pre-K

Kindergarten

One Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher is required for enrollments of 10 or more

20

3 additional with compensation

Includes classrooms having two or more grades that includes Kindergarten

Grades 1-3

25

0

Includes classrooms having two or more grades that includes grades 1-3

Grades 4-6

25

3 additional with compensation

Additional Exemptions to Maximum Teacher Student Ratios

Physical Education Grades 5-6 when in a middle school setting

Maximum Enrollment is at the discretion of the District

Choral and band/orchestral music

Maximum Enrollment is at the discretion of the District

In grades 7-12, a desired range between the minimum and maximum number of students which teachers shall have in their regular classes shall be determined by the Superintendent.

In determining the maximum number of students, in a class, consideration shall be given to:

 A.subject matter;

 B.type of instruction.

WV Code 18-5-18a
West Virginia State Board of Education policy 2510

Revised 11/9/17

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