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Instructional Programs and Materials AP 200 - Appendix A: Class Size Monitoring


The composition of the class, the subject area, and the class size are factors that affect the educational process.

The Superintendent or designate will monitor and report class information to the Board twice annually.


  1. The Head of the Education Department is to establish a monitoring process, and report results with recommendations including implications to the Division budget to the Superintendent each October and February as a minimum. The Superintendent will report to the Board each November and March.
  2. Classroom teachers are to address concerns to their Principal about class size and composition when conditions warrant. Principals shall review and may discuss the teachers' concerns with the Head of the Education Department.
  3. Division principals shall report to the Head of the Education Department when divisional class sizes exceed the Annual Budget guidelines:
    Fiscal Year 2021-22
    Kindergarten - 3 22
    Grades 4 - 6 27
    Grades 7 - 9 29
    Grades 10 - 12 30
  4. The Head of the Education Department upon notice by a Division Principal that class size(s) exceeds the guidelines, and/or when conditions warrant, as per section 3, will review the circumstances with the Principal and teacher. The Head of the Education Department will report to the Superintendent any recommendations as a consequence of the review.