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Restrictions on middle school class loads for health enhancement classes

The following is from the Montana Accreditation Manual: 10.55.713 TEACHER LOAD AND CLASS SIZE: HIGH SCHOOL, JUNIOR HIGH, MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND GRADES 7 AND 8 BUDGETED AT HIGH SCHOOL RATES (1) In addition to the school administrator, the school shall employ a sufficient number of certified FTEs to allow for varying instructional patterns including, but not limited to teaming, core curriculum and departmentalization. Each program offered shall have properly endorsed FTE(s). (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 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.

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