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Hillsborough City SD |  BP  6152  Instruction

Class Assignment   

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The Governing Board believes students should be assigned to classes and/or grouped in a manner that provides the most effective learning environment for all students.

When assigning students to specific classes, the principal or designee may consider the following criteria:

1. Staff recommendation, including, but not limited to, the recommendations of teachers and counselors

2. Skills and classroom management style of individual teachers

3. Student skill level as indicated by achievement and testing data

(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)

4. Balance of high, medium, and low academic achievers

5. Student interests, readiness, behavior, and motivation

6. Student/teacher ratios and, if relevant, class size reduction considerations

(cf. 6151 - Class Size)

The principal or designee may accept from parents/guardians any information which would be helpful in making placement decisions. However, parents/guardians are discouraged from requesting a specific teacher. If such a request is made, it may be considered on as one of many factors which may be taken into account when determining his/her child's placement.

When the Superintendent has determined that appropriate procedures were followed in a reasonable manner, the decision of the principal is final.

During the school year, the principal or designee may make any adjustments in class placement which he/she considers beneficial to the student or the educational program.

Legal Reference:


35020 Duties of employees fixed by governing board

35160 Authority of the board

Management Resources:


Elementary Makes the Grade!, 2000


California Department of Education, Curriculum and Instruction:

National Association for the Education of Young Children:


adopted: March 9, 2016 Hillsborough, California