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Mountain View-Los Altos Union HSD |  BP  6151  Instruction

Class Size   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes that smaller classes may contribute to student learning by allowing teachers to better identify and respond to individual student needs. In accordance with negotiated employee agreements and state law, the Board shall establish class size limits appropriate for each grade level or subject taught and conducive to the effective use of teaching staff.

(cf. 4141/4241 - Collective Bargaining Agreement)

The highest priority for maintaining small class sizes shall be in the primary grades in order to support young students as they acquire the basic skills that serve as the foundation for subsequent learning. Other priorities shall be established in accordance with the goals and strategies identified in the district's local control and accountability plan (LCAP).

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan)

The Superintendent or designee shall provide the Board with an analysis of staffing and school facilities needs and other costs related to class size reduction proposals.

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

(cf. 6117 - Year-Round Schedules)

(cf. 7111 - Evaluating Existing Buildings)

The Superintendent or designee shall annually report to the Board regarding the impact of the class size reduction program on student achievement and other outcomes such as changes in school climate and student engagement.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

Legal Reference:


17042 Rules for determining area of adequate school construction; exceptions

17042.7 Formula for calculation

33050 Nonwaivable provisions

35160 Authority of the board

42238.02 Local control funding formula, including adjustment for class size reduction

42280 Necessary small schools

46205 Computation for early-late programs

51225.3 Graduation requirements

52060-52077 Local control and accountability plan


3543.2 Scope of representation

Management Resources:



California Department of Education:


adopted: April 8, 2019 Mountain View, California