Class Size

Our RESTORED Collective Agreement Language
Attached you will find our restored language (with no strike throughs, making it easier to read and appreciate). Soon you should no longer have to simply imagine having a maximum of 25 students in secondary English classes, or 1-15 ratios for Integration Support Teachers. Staff reps are encouraged to hold a study session with teachers at your school to review the language and what it will mean at your site. Those of you who worked prior to our language being stripped, this is an opportunity to share your experiences with colleagues about teaching prior to 2002.

Restored Language: Non-enrolling staffing ratios
Counsellors – 1 FTE for every 965 elementary school students
Hearing Impaired – 1 FTE for every 28 hearing impaired students
Hospital/Homebound – 1 FTE not to exceed 10 students on a weekly basis
Integration Support – 1 FTE for every 15 students on the caseload as of September 30
Learning Assistance Elementary – 1 FTE for every 410 students
Learning Assistance Secondary – 1 FTE for every 550 Grade 8-10 students and 1 FTE for every 1000 Grade 11-12 students
Library Elementary – 1 FTE for every 500 elementary school students
Library Secondary – 1 FTE in each school
School Psychologist – 1 FTE for every 3410 students
Speech and Language Pathologist – 1 FTE for each full group of 2319 students
Visiting – full-time caseload not to exceed 12 students

Restored Language: Release time for IEP meetings
Release time for teachers of students with special needs will be granted to develop an individual educational plan (IEP) for students with special needs in the “Low Incidence” category.

SD 36 Class size and Comparison report:
At the November School Board meeting the school district published its annual “Class Size and Comparison Report.” You will find it attached. You can use the information to compare class size and composition ratios from last year –for instance there are more elementary classes with 4+ IEPs in them than the previous year. Secondary schools can use the report to see how their school compares across the district in terms of classes over 30 and classes with 4+ IEPs. This report may be particularly interesting this year, in light of the provisions in our restored Collective Agreement language.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016. Filed in Category: Member Resources

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