9500 - Five-Step Plan
Special Programs Washington County School District
Inasmuch as the School District has continually had the highest (or close to it) teacher pupil ratio in the state for many years; and even though resources are limited, the District should make a concerted effort to have the lowest teacher/pupil ratio that can reasonably be afforded over time.
The District will make a concerted effort to have the lowest teacher/pupil ratio that can reasonably be afforded over time and in accordance with the procedures outlined in this policy.
3.1. 5-STEP PHASE-IN PLAN FOR TEACHER/PUPIL RATIO IMPROVEMENT (See Manual)
3.2.1. Buildings: As Step III is phased in there would need to be consideration given to the District building plan to provide additional classrooms (approximately 16 for reducing ratio by one).
3.2.2. Finance: As the plan is phased in, budget considerations would need to be given for hiring additional teachers. Possibly the voted leeway conversion from buildings to operation could help over the phase-in period.
3.2.3. Productivity Program: Would operate at Dixie and Pine View Middle Schools until the Snow Canyon Middle School is ready (1992-93 school year) at which time the program would be discontinued.