10.55.709 LIBRARY MEDIA SERVICES, K-12
(1) The school library shall be housed in a central location, and each school shall have a licensed and endorsed library media specialist at the following ratio:
(a) .5 FTE for schools with 126-250 students;
(b) 1 FTE for schools with 251-500 students;
(c) 1.5 FTE for schools with 501-1000 students;
(d) 2 FTE for schools with 1001-1500 students;
(e) 2.5 FTE for schools with 1501-2000 students;
(f) 3 FTE for schools with 2001 or more students.
(2) Schools of fewer than 126 students shall employ or contract with a licensed and endorsed school library media specialist.
(3) If a district has fewer than 126 students, the district may utilize a consortium, multidistrict agreement, or interlocal cooperative to secure these services.
History: 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, 20-2-121, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 342, Eff. 7/1/89; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 3340, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 2042, Eff. 7/1/13.