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Caseload-Class Size


For permission to adjust caseload/class size for programs serving children with disabilities that exceed limits set in state policy, the Local Education Agency (LEA) must obtain a letter of approval from the OSDE-SES. This exception is good for the current school year only. The LEA must document that exceptions to caseload or class size requirements do not interfere with provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). The LEA must ensure the Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are implemented to meet the educational needs of the students served, with special consideration for any potential harmful effects to the student or the quality of the program.  All teachers serving students with disabilities must hold the appropriate Oklahoma teaching certificate for students on their caseload. To request an exception to caseload/class size, the LEA must submit the following:

Caseload Instructions  

Caseload Assurance - one per teacher needing exception (>1.0)

Caseload/Class Size Request for Exception

Caseload Class Size Check Sheet

 

Class Size Requirements

Full Day

Self-Contained

Maximum of ten (10) students per classroom

These classrooms are designed predominantly for the support of students with significant, moderate, or multiple disabilities. Multiple courses are taught to the same students for the majority of the day. For example, students who are served inside the general education classroom for less than 40% of the day. 

Direct 

Support/Resource

Grades K-4

Maximum of ten (10) students per classroom

These classrooms are designed to provide a higher level of support than what is provided in the regular classroom. Students recieve direct support services for specific subjects. They are also available for students seeking extra help to complement regular classroom instruction.

Direct 

Support/Resource

Grades 5-12

Maximum of fifteen (15) students per classroom

These classrooms are designed to provide a higher level of support than what is provided in the regular classroom. Students recieve direct support services for specific subjects. They are also available for students seeking extra help to complement regular classroom instruction.

 

Caseload

Placement

Percentage for

Full-time Eqivalent

(FTE)

Regular Class Full-time (inside the regular class more than 80% of the day) - Monitoring Only .025
Regular Class Full-time (inside the regular class more than 80% of the day) - Collaboration and/or Co-Teaching

.04

Special Class Part-time (inside regular class 40% - 80% of the day) 

.05

Special Class Full-time (inside regular class less than 40% of the day)  .067
Special Class Full-time (inside regular class less than 10% of the day) 

.1

Outside of Public School Setting (home instruction, hospitals, institutions, public/private residential facilities, public/private seperate day school facilities, correctional facilities, parentally placed in private school)

.025

Half-day preschool continuum

.05

Speech/Language

60 minutes or less per week

 

More than 60 minutes per week

 

.020

 

.025

 

 

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Last updated on December 1, 2021