It shall be within the sole discretion of the board, in consultation with the superintendent, to determine the size of classes and to determine whether class grouping shall take place. Class grouping is the organization of pupils into classroom units for the purpose of instruction. The board may review the class sizes and class grouping annually.
Grouping into instructional levels may be defined as the placement of pupils in groups so that the individual needs of pupils may be met in a more satisfactory manner. The practice of grouping pupils by instructional levels shall be done solely for the purpose of providing an improved educational opportunity for each child to develop to the maximum of his/her potential. Such grouping shall be done only so that the maximum learning and performance of each child may be achieved.
It shall be 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. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to determine appropriate class grouping.
Approved: October 19, 1998
Revised/Reviewed: September 29, 2015