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Resource Room

Resource Room programs shall be for the purpose of supplementing the regular or special classroom instruction of students with disabilities who are in need of such supplemental programs and art taught by special education teachers.

  • Each student with a disability requiring a resource room program shall receive not less than three hours of instruction per week in such program, except that the committee on special education may recommend that a student with a disability who also needs consultant teacher services in addition to resource room services, may receive a combination of such services consistent with the student's IEP for not less than three hours per week.
  • Students shall not spend more than 50 percent of their time during the day in the resource room program.
  • An instructional group which includes students with disabilities in a resource room program shall not exceed five students per teacher.
  • The composition of instructional groups in a resource room program shall be based on the similarity of the individual needs of the students according to: levels of academic or educational achievement and learning characteristics; levels of social development; levels of physical development; and the management needs of the students in the classroom.
  • The total number of students with a disability assigned to a resource room teacher at our elementary schools shall not exceed 20 students.
  • The total number of students with a disability assigned to a resource room teacher who serves students enrolled in grades seven through twelve or a multi-level middle school program operating on a period basis shall not exceed 25 students.