Special Education Case Loads Task Force

MINNESOTA REVISOR 3525.2340 3525.2340 CASE LOADS.

Subp. 4. Case loads for school-age educational service alternatives.

A. The maximum number of school-age pupils that may be assigned to a teacher:

(1) for pupils who receive direct special instruction from a teacher 50 percent or more of the instructional day, but less than a full school day:

(a) deaf-blind, autism spectrum disorders, developmental cognitive disability: severe-profound range, or severely multiply impaired, three pupils;

(b) deaf-blind, autism spectrum disorders, developmental cognitive disability: severe-profound range, or severely multiply impaired with one program support assistant, six pupils;

(c) developmental cognitive disability: mild-moderate range or specific learning disabled, 12 pupils;

(d) developmental cognitive disability: mild-moderate range or specific learning disabled with one program support assistant, 15 pupils;

(e) all other disabilities with one program support assistant, ten pupils; and

(f) all other disabilities with two program support assistants, 12 pupils; and

(2) for pupils who receive direct special education for a full day:

(a) deaf-blind, autism spectrum disorders, developmental cognitive disability: severe-profound range, or severely multiply impaired with one program support assistant, four pupils;

(b) deaf-blind, autism spectrum disorders, developmental cognitive disability: severe-profound range, or severely multiply impaired with two program support assistants, six pupils; and

(c) all other disabilities with one program support assistant, eight pupils.

B. For pupils who receive direct special education less than 50 percent of the instructional day, caseloads are to be determined by the local district's policy based on the amount of time and services required by pupils' IEP plans.

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