FILE:  IEC

 

CLASS SIZE

 

 

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board is aware that class size has bearing upon effective teaching.  It, therefore, directs the Superintendent to work with principals in estab­lishing a reasonable and equitable class enrollment for each teacher.

 

The Board understands that achieving this goal is dependent upon the financial ability of the Parish schools.  In determining the size of various classes, the administration, will consider the following factors:

 

  1. The type of load which will help the teacher be most effective with the children in the class.
     

  2. The experience of the teacher and his/her familiarity with the parish's programs and policies.
     

  3. Distribution among teachers of out-of-class activities.
     

  4. Required preparation and correction time for the particular class.

 

MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE

 

In accordance with the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education guidelines, no more than twenty-six (26) students shall be in any class in grades K-3 and no more than thirty-three (33) students shall be in any class in grades 4-12, except in certain activity types of classes in which the teaching approach and the materials and equipment are appropriate for larger groups.  In addition, state law prohibits the number of students in any class in grades K-3 on a systemwide basis to exceed the ratio of twenty (20) students to one teacher.

 

Adopted:  December 7, 1976

Revised:  June, 1999

 

 

Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:151

Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Department of Education

Board minutes, 4-22-99

 

Pointe Coupee Parish School Board