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Class Size

Know your class size maximum and timelines. Contract limitations must be met by the fourth week of school. Oversized classes are harmful to students, create teacher stress, and take away teaching jobs. We urge you not to sign a class size waiver. It has no time or size constraints and could mean you'll teach an oversized class for the entire school year.

Level, Grade or Subject                                                       Maximum Class Size

Elementary School

Kindergarten                                                                                       32 (24*)
Grades 1-3                                                                                          30 (24*)
Grades 4-5                                                                                          35
Combinations K-3                                                                              28 (24*)
Combinations 4-5                                                                               33

Middle School

Grade 6 Core Classes                                                                          35
English                                                                                                35
Science, Math, Social Studies                                                              37
Typing                                                                                                42
Regular Physical Education                                                                 54
Music                                                                                                  54
All Others                                                                                           39

High School

English (except Drama & Journalism )                                               35
Foreign Languages, Laboratory Science,                                             37
        Math and Social Studies                    
Typing                                                                                               42
Regular Physical Education                                                                54
Music                                                                                                 54
All Others                                                                                          39

RSP, Head Start and CDC maximums follow state mandates for the appropriate program.

* Contingent upon continuation of additional state funding to support the class size reduction initiative, the District and TALB remain committed to implementation of the initiative  for Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3.