10.55.713 TEACHER LOAD AND CLASS SIZE: HIGH SCHOOL, JUNIOR HIGH, MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND GRADES 7 AND 8 FUNDED AT HIGH SCHOOL RATES
(1) Each program offered shall be staffed by appropriately licensed and endorsed FTE educators.
(2) Individual class size shall not exceed 30 students.
(a) Class size limits do not apply to instrumental music or choral groups.
(b) Laboratory/studio, e.g., science, art, PE, career and technical education, class size shall be limited for safety purposes. The number of students shall be determined through consultation with the teacher, considering the number, size, and use of laboratory stations.
(3) The number of students assigned a teacher per day shall not exceed 150.
(a) Study hall, regardless of size, shall be counted at 15 students.
(b) Student limits do not apply to instrumental music or choral groups.
(c) Library, guidance, and study hall duties are assigned student responsibilities. However, in cases where a teacher is assigned full time in these areas, the assignment may be for the entire day.
(4) Teachers with a significant writing program, as determined by the local board of trustees, shall have a maximum load of 100 students.
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.