SD 70 releases class size report

School District 70 has fewer classes with more than 30 students but more classes with special needs students.

School District 70 has fewer classes with more than 30 students in them and more classes with students requiring special support, a class report shows.

Superintendent Cam Pinkerton submitted the report to trustees at their Oct. 11 meeting.

According to the report, 80 out of 114 classes at AW Neill Middle School have more than three students who require individual education plans. And only one class has more than 30 students in it.

The Ministry of Education requires school boards to develop individualized education plans (IEPs) for students with special needs.

At EJ Dunn Middle School, 53 classes out of 161 have more than three students who require individual education plans. And only one class has more than 30 students in it.

The numbers jump at hgh schools though.

At Alberni District Secondary School, 68 out of 245 classes have three or more students requiring individual education plans.  And there are 23 classes with more than 30 students in them.

At Ucluelet Secondary School, 12 out of 76 classes have more than three students who require individual education plans. And there is only one class that has more than 30 students in it. Of 26 classes which are over 30 students, 20 have been organized with permission of the teachers, the report notes.

Six classes, like band and drama, have been organized with more students to support the needs of the program.

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