– Access special ed ratios in middle and high school are now 13:1:3 (MS is up from 10:1:3)
Special Ed preschool ratio lowered to 10:1:2 (students: cert: IA)
Distinct (soc/emo) classrooms lowered to 7:1:2
Sped Taskforce will review special ed costs. Savings will be redirected
to reduce employee workloads.
Special Ed Team to decide on IA deployment when students are grouped
across classrooms in a building (IA maintains primary classroom assignment)
ESA Caseloads Enforceable caseload ratios for the first time ever! Staff must be allocated
and hired, and if not able to hire, contractors will be hired to meet
caseload limits. Strongest enforcement in Puget Sound and possibly the state.
- Physical Therapists: 35 students
- Occupational Therapists: 40 in 2015‐16, 36 in 2016‐17
- Psychologists: 1:1050
- Audiologists: 1:15,000
To meet caseloads, District expects it will need to hire at least 7 staff in 2015‐16, 16 staff in 2016‐17, and more in 17‐18 as enrollment continues to grow.