Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Class Sizes | Rating:
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Pre-Kindergarten: 18 students with a teacher and a paraprofessional

Kindergarten: 25 students

Grades 1-6 in elementary schools: 32 students by contract

JHS/MS (all grades 4 – 8 or 5 – 9, if are located in a middle school, then middle school class size applies): 33 students in non-Title I schools; 30 in Title I schools.

HS: 34 students; 50 in Physical Education/Gym.

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Class Sizes | Rating:
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Each September, your chapter leader notifies the union about each class over the contractual class size limits. If your class exceeds the maximum number of students permitted, notify your chapter leader immediately. If you receive additional students during the year that put your class size over the contractual limit notify your chapter leader at the time as well. The union goes to arbitration regarding each school that has oversized classes.

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Class Sizes | Rating:
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Class sizes and staffing ratios (including teachers and paraprofessionals) in self-contained special education classes are determined by the needs of the students as reflected in their IEPs. The ratios are based on state regulations and NYC Department of Education policy. They may be as low as six students to one teacher and one paraprofessional for those with very high needs to 12 or 15 students in elementary/middle and high school respectively with one teacher. Speak to your UFT chapter...

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Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Class Sizes | Rating:
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Collaborative Team Teaching is now referred to as Integrated Co-Teaching. The number of students with disabilities in an Integrated Co-Teaching class may not exceed 40 percent of the total class register with a maximum of 12 students with disabilities. The class as a whole must adhere to general education class size limits.

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Class Sizes | Rating:
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No, the regular class size limits apply.

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SETSS isn’t a class. It is a support service that may be provided to students with disabilities in the general ed classroom or elsewhere for at least three hours a week and it can include consultation with the child’s teacher. There may not be more than eight students in an instructional group receiving SETSS.

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