It shall be within the sole discretion of the board to determine the size of classes and to determine whether class grouping shall take place. The board shall review the class sizes annually.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the board on class size based upon the budget of the school district, the qualifications of and number of certificated personnel, and other factors deemed relevant to the board such as instructional methods used, physical space, equipment and materials available, educational research, etc.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8, 280.3.
Approved 3/25/91 Reviewed 03/20/2017 Revised 3/18/96